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Marlins Way: Patience, Patience, Patience


Patience is a word that Miami Marlins’ fans frankly are tired of hearing. Too many times in the last 10 years have we seen the club acquire players, only to blow up the roster and hit the reset button within a couple of years, so I understand your hesitation when I use a word like patience for the 2014 Miami Marlins. That being said, this Marlins team may be moving toward an aspect of patience that is going to help them win more ball games.

For those of you that followed the Boston Red Sox championship season, you are well aware of their propensity to strikeout at alarming rates. So why wasn’t this a hinderance in their title run? Boston adopted a major philosophy that Miami may be moving toward this season. ‘See more pitches’. Often times nobody would swing at the first two pitches the first time through their lineup. Their reasoning was two-fold, more opportunity to see pitches means the pitcher is more likely to make a mistake that can be capitalized on, and the more pitches thrown by the starting pitcher, the quicker you get into their bullpen.

It appears that Frank Menechino may have taken note, and is going to great lengths to change the Marlins way of thinking. You can check out MLB blogger Joe Frisaro’s latest post about the subject here.

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