Will the Miami Marlins lose 100 games in 2018?

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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The Miami Marlins brain trust led by a new ownership group that included none other than Yankees legend Derek Jeter came into the Sunshine State and decimated their current roster selling anything that wasn’t bolted down this offseason. The likes of Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich were all sent packing with an eye on the future.

The team is mainly made up of minor leaguers with the exception of Starlin Castro who was acquired in the Stanton deal, catcher J.T Realmuto who has publicly asked to be traded and Cameron Maybin. Other than that the Marlins are going to let the kids play in 2018 and beyond. Not surprisingly the Marlins odds by SBG Global sportsbook are +65000 to win the World Series in 2018.

The Marlins have held their own through preseason play going 13-9 but at the end of the month when the games mean something the Marlins legitimately have a chance to lose well over 100 games in 2018. Not much fun if you are a diehard fan of the fish. The Marlins finished 20 games back of the division-leading Nationals last season with a 77-85 record and that was with a Stanton led attack on offense.

The management was able to scoop some legitimate prospects in their plethora of offseason deals including Lewis Brinson, Sandy Alcantara, and Magneuris Sierra, however, they will hardly be able to rite the ship on their own.

My prediction for 2018 is a painful 52-110 record that will see attendance drop to a staggering new low in Miami as the new ownership group struggles to convince or trick fans to pay their hard earned cash to come out and support this team. The Marlins will turn it around but there are going to be some very dark days before the Marlins faithful has anything to get excited about.

Something tells me Jeter is not going to be as well received in Miami as he always has been in New York.

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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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