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Florida Marlins Have Built a Solid Foundation For The Next Decade

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

After a great 11-1 start and subsequent seven game losing streak, the Florida Marlins are 17-15 and in second place in the National League East. They are a half game behind the first place New York Mets.

The Marlins lineup is a good mix of veterans (Dan Uggla, Jorge Cantu, Cody Ross), players just coming into their primes (Hanley Ramirez, Alfredo Amezaga, Jeremy Hermida) and young players getting their first full time chance in the big leagues (Cameron Maybin, Emilio Bonifacio).

While the lineup is good, the starting rotation is what makes this team. One thing I like teams to do is to push their young starting pitchers. If a young starter has success in Double A, and then he should be a quick candidate for AAA and th...

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