|Dan Jennings is 0-2 in his career. I think it's time "Loria and Samson Inc." make another change at the manager post. |
|Steve Cishek was awesome two years ago and very good last season. Now he's fallen apart at age 28. Closers, man. So volatile.
|Dee Gordon is making me look real bad so far (I predicted he'd be a bust this year). Good for him. I'm stupid.
|Being so early in the season, all it takes is a great string -- winning six of seven -- to return to relevance. Welcome back, Fish.
|Remember when they were a chic pick to make a postseason push? That was only 14 games ago. |
|Chances to stick: They're better than this, but I'm not sure it's a lot better. I saw many people predicting big things from the Marlins preseason and I was moved enough to consider them a top-20 team. They may well be, but not by much.|
|Overreaction: So much for the optimism. Mat Latos was a terrible acquisition and there isn't enough in the lineup to protect Giancarlo Stanton.|
|After the All-Star break last season, leadoff man Dee Gordon had a .300 on-base percentage (the league OBP was .314 last season) with 47 strikeouts and four walks. He stole 21 bases, but was caught stealing 10 times. He was really bad in 2012 and 2013, too, so the question is: How confident are you in the first half of 2014?|
|Let's say they hang around in contention until Jose Fernandez is ready to return from Tommy John surgery. Let's say Fernandez pitches like himself the rest of the way. That's a wild-card run right there, no?|
|A.J. Ramos and Mike Dunn combining for 17 wins should tell you all you need to know about that stat.|