Last year at this time, the Miami Marlins were the toast of Major League Baseball and South Florida was abuzz with hope the franchise had finally turned the proverbial corner into a true contender. Just a year later, despite one of the best stadiums in baseball, the Marlins are operating about as far under the radar as any team in Major League Baseball.
One game into spring training and the Marlins are already down a catcher.
The New York Mets wrapped their sweep of the Miami Marlins on Sunday with a win of 3-2. Ruben Tejada singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Mets the victory over Miami, their seventh straight against the team.
The Miami Marlins started the 2012 season with a plan to put a winner on the field. Unfortunately for Marlins fans, that plan began to unravel when the calendar flipped to June and now as the dust settles from the Major League Baseball trade deadline; the team is going through full-fledged rebuilding.
The Miami Marlins have reportedly pulled pitching ace Josh Johnson off the trading block.