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Try for .500 or Top Draft Picks?
- Updated: September 12, 2012
Many expected that the 2012 Miami Marlins were going to at least battle for the playoffs, but many players didn’t play how they were supposed to or they became injured. As a Marlin fan, should we try to get out of last place and try for .500 or go for top draft picks?
The Marlins currently have a record of 63 wins and 80 losses. That’s a very similar record of what they had now but in 2011. So, basically with 19 games left in the season, should we go and try to get out of the NL East basement? I would say no, because we are already eliminated from the NL East division and we’re also 8 games from being eliminated from the Wild Card.
For me, the Marlins will end up with the same record of last season: 72-90. If they want to try for .500, they would need to win 18 games and lose only one.
Top draft picks? Heck yeah! If the season ended today, the Marlins are in position for 6th place in 2013 MLB Draft. This will certainly help us in the future. The Marlins are in need for a third baseman after trading Hanley Ramirez and Matt Dominguez. There aren’t many good third basemen in their farm nor in this year’s free agency list. The best ones are David Wright and Kevin Youkilis, but it all depends if their teams pick up there option. If not, I would sign Jose Lopez, who played for the Fish back in 2011.