With today being the last game ever for the Florida Marlins, becoming the Miami Marlins next season. The Marlins are set to name their all-time team after the game. This will be along with other festivities, including many former Marlins taking the field.
Without any further ado, I will name my all-time Marlins team based on on my favorite Marlins of all time. This will not be statistically based at all. Just a fun look at my favorite Marlins position-by-position.
Derrick Lee was the obvious choice for me. He’s by far the best Marlins first-basemen in history, that is unless of course you love Hee-Shop Choi (may his career R.I.P)
If you know me, you know I am not a big Dan Uggla fan at all. With the way he left the Marlins, rest assure, Uggla got no consideration from me.
Hanley Ramirez is the Marlins. Probably the best Marlin of all-time and the Marlins in 2012 and beyond will go as far as Hanley takes them.
Mike Lowell gets the nod at third base. Everyone calls Jeff Conine “Mr. Marlin,” I however consider Lowell to be a bigger representative of Miami and the Marlins.
No list of my all-time favorite Marlins would be complete without having Lowell and Cabrera in it. Since Miggy played left field when he first came up in 2003, I used a loophole to get both in here.
Mike Stanton in center? Yes, I found another loophole. Mike Stanton has played one inning in center but this makes him eligible to play there then. You’ll see why I moved Big Mike here next.
Gary Sheffield set the Marlins single season home run record in 1996. He was a key part of the 1997 Marlins world series team. Sheffield even said that if he gets into the Hall of Fame, he may go in with a Marlins hat.
Another loophole in case the Marlins decide to move to the AL.
That’s my team of Marlins I would love to roll out. Stay tuned and I will have the Marlins all-time pitchers posted on Friday.