Marlin Maniac Season Preview Round Table

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Mar 28, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna (13) waits for his turn in the batting cage before the start of the spring training exhibition game against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

7. How many games will the Marlins win in 2014? Where are they going to finish in the NL East?

Ehsan Kassim: The Marlins will win 74 games in 2014, an improvement of 12 games from the 2013 season. The team places in third place, just four games behind the Atlanta Braves for second place.

Chris Logel: I am predicting that the Marlins are going to finish 78-84 this year and finish in third place behind the Braves and Nationals.

Geoff Parkins: I’m not going above 90 until next year. I think the Marlins have timed their long game almost perfectly, especially with the sudden development of serious rotation problems in Atlanta and New York.  The Phillies have their own problems especially in the clubhouse, but the Nats will be tough. Strasburg/Harper is on par with Fernandez/Stanton, but the Nats won’t be as starstruck by winning as the Marlins will. I see the Marlins getting close to a wild card shot this year.

David Polakoff: The Marlins will win 74 games and finish 3rd in the NL East.

Andy Salgado: 89. I think that is good enough to put them in second place in the NL East.

Placido Estevez: The Marlins will win 76 games.  The Marlins will finish 3rd in the NL East ahead of the Mets and Phillies.

Esteban Bailey: I think the Marlins are capable of winning close to 80+ games this year, due to the excellent pitching, but realistically, I would say 75 wins would be a good estimate. I also think that Marlins will finally get out of the cellar and come in third place in a noticeably weaker NL East.

Daniel Zylberkan: This is the hardest question so far, if everyone stays relatively healthy and plays up to expectation I think the Marlins could win around 75 games (between 72 and 78) and if they overperform and Yelich, Ozuna and Dietrich have spectacular seasons they can get close to .500