Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Custom Card of the Day: Fernandez Edition
This is different from a lot of other bad teams, because a lot of these other teams are just plain bad. No defining qualities. The Padres have nobody. The Cubs have practically nobody. The Astros sure as hell have nobody.
The Marlins would be in this category if they didn't have some sort of anchor, some player that carries the team, and has numerous achievements unworthy of a subpar team. And they're not. Because they have two.
Giancarlo Stanton is one of the best hitters in baseball. Jose Fernandez is one of the best young pitchers in baseball. So far, they're having very nice starts to the season. The rest of the team, save for a few younger up-and-comers (Marcell Ozuna is one to watch), is fairly basic.
The Marlins, despite their reputation as a 'bad team', are getting close. They are currently tied with the Braves and the Nationals for first place in the NL East. Remember, last year they were out of the question. They were always in last, laying around helpless. Right now they are right there, in the middle of it.
This may last for only a second, but it'll still have existed. Unless somebody shoves this week into a paper shredder, there will be evidence that the Marlins can perform. And you can thank people like Jose Fernandez.
Coming Tomorrow (?)- The big speedy Reds rookie that everyone loves.