At the start of the 2009 Major League Baseball season, it appeared as if the Florida Marlins were the real deal. For the better part of April the team sat in first place of the National League East. It had also appeared that the team had gotten a steal in the speedy infielder, Emilio Bonafacio, who was torrid for the first month or so of the season. However, by mid-May the mirage was over. The Philadelphia Phillies had taken over the division and Bonafacio's numbers plummeted back to reality. Over the course of the season, the Marlins revealed their true colors: a highly talented young team that couldn't escape the middle of their division. Currently, the team sits five games out of the wild card. Surprisingly, though, the Marlins are not as far away from playoff contention as many would a ...
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