What a turnaround for the Miami Marlins. They went from a 100-loss team in 2012, to a second-half contender last year to a team with a legitimate chance at postseason glory in 2015.
After locking up Giancarlo Stanton to an unprecedented 13-year deal totaling $325 million making him the richest American is sports history, they clearly built the roster around him this offseason.
The Marlins infield has a new look other than the short stop position. 1B Michael Morse, 2B Dee Gordon and 3B Martin Prado are all new to the organization for 2015, acquired either via trade or free agent signings. All three of these players should improve the Marlins in 2015 with Gordon continuing to run wild while Morse will add power to the lineup.
Miami’s trade for Mat Latos will give the Marlins a solid one-two punch at the start of the pitching rotation once Jose Fernandez returns to the mound after recovering from Tommy John surgery which is looking like mid-season at this point.
With the best outfield in baseball led by MVP candidate Stanton and a great group of young guys on the roster, Marlins’ tickets should be in high demand for the 2015 season.