No fire sale in 2015 and beyond:
Jeffrey Loria has assembled promising teams before, and the most recent one was not really given a chance. After injuries and a slow start, the team was infamously dismantled at the trade deadline, and in the offseason. This time, the group could need a full season, or longer, to figure it all out. Even if the team doesn’t live up to expectations this year, it’s crucial that the core stays together for the long haul.
Sep 16, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (7) in the dugout prior to a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports
A combination of any or all these items, topped off with the aforementioned Stanton’s biceps trophy hoist, would make me very happy. Please Santa, Marlins fans have been very good this year, give us what we want.