Florida Marlins Go from Spoiled Fish to Big-Game Hunters

Posted: 25th September 2009 by Leslie Monteiro in MLB
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We keep waiting for the Marlins to fade away in the wild-card race. How many times have we written them off this season? Yet with one week to go, the Marlins trail the Rockies by four games in that race heading to the weekend. It's still a large deficit with a week to go, but the Marlins are playing for something unlike most teams. It's been awhile since the Marlins participate in this type of setting. After a fantastic 2003 season, the Marlins underachieved in 2004 and 2005, which resulted to a fire sale that set the stage for another rebuilding process for the next two years. The Marlins broke through last season by winning 84 games, and now, they can match last year's win total this weekend. The team set out a goal to play meaningful games in September this season, and they did just tha ...

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