Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Uncustomed Heroes of 2016: Marlins
The Marlins, as usual, came in third in the NL East, and it was a pretty hard third. This is a team that's been stockpiling some definite talent over the last few years, and everything's beginning to click. Christian Yelich had another really nice season, and is hitting for average and playing nice outfield. It's becoming evident that maybe HE'S the future of the franchise, and not Giancarlo Stanton.
AJ Ramos remains a perfectly viable closer option for the Marlins, even if he was injured for a spell this year, causing a still-rocking-it Fernando Rodney to ride in and cover for him. He's probably gonna do well again next year, though for some reason I think the Marlins are concerned.
Coming Tomorrow- The Mets almost made the playoffs, and a few of these guys were reasons why.