On Wednesday I made my All-Time Marlins Team (Batting). For the most part, the fans picked the same team as me. Today, I will take a look at what I believe the Marlins All-Time Team (Pitching) is.
Johnson is my ace of the Marlins staff. When he is healthy, he has been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. He is still young, but has already made a major mark on the Florida Marlins. Let’s hope he is healthy in 2012.
Brown recorded the franchise’s second no-hitter in 1997 and finished the season 16-8 with a 2.69 ERA in 33 starts. The only reason I don’t have him as the Marlins ace is because he was a Marlin for only two seasons.
Let’ be clear, there’s been no pitcher as important to the Marlins franchise as the D-Train. He was a key part of the 2003 Florida Marlins championship run in 2003. He ranks near the top in almost every Marlins pitching statistical category, and he wasn’t too shabby with the bat either. D-Train is always going to be remembered in Marlins history with his funky delivery and leg kick.
The picture above says it all about Beckett. Without Beckett, the Marlins aren’t 2003 World Series Champions. Beckett pitched a historically great playoffs for the Marlins. He ended it with a complete game shutout in Yankee Stadium to deliver the Marlins the championship.
In his rookie season, Livan Hernandez won World Series MVP. He was phenomenal and has etched his name in Marlins history forever. Hernandez was the winner of games 1 and 5 in the World Series.
Robb Nen is the all-time saves leader in Marlins history with 108. It’s a record that doesn’t mean much honestly, but in a time people brand closer as extremely important, the role has to go to Nen.
Thank you guys for reading. You’ll notice most of my pitchers resemble the Marlins All-timers that the fans voted for.