Miami Marlins Want You To “Trust The Process”


There was a ton of hype surrounding the 2015 Miami Marlins coming into the 2015 season. Some baseball experts saw them as a team with great young talent and a mixture of “gritty” veterans.

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The Marlins front office showed they were turning a corner by acquiring All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon and inking Giancarlo Stanton to the largest contract in North American sports history.

By making these moves the Marlins felt like they were ready to compete with the rest of the league. They had their young stars: Stanton, Christian Yelich (who was also signed to a contract extension), and Marcell Ozuna. Mixed in with veterans, like Dan Haren and Martin Prado.

Fast forward to April 6th, 2015. It’s Opening Day and the Marlins are facing the Braves. Pre-game ceremonies on the field for all their players accepting awards, like Christian Yelich, who won a Gold Glove for defensive geniuses in left Field. The hyped Miami Marlins finally had a chance to show the world they were ready to be contenders.

Opening Day was a disaster for the team. From the rain delay in a stadium with a roof, to Marcell Ozuna to thinking he caught a ball but it was behind them, to Dee Gordon face planting on a bunt.

In mid-April, 14 games into the season, the Marlins found themselves at 3-11 and in last place. Mike Redmond was on the seat and everything went from fun to a disaster in the matter of days.

But then it got fun again, the Marlins ended up going on a hot streak and found their way back to .500, winning 9 of 12 games at one point.

It’s mid-May and this Marlins season has already had its huge up and it’s downs and that’s why the Marlins and it’s players want you to “Trust the process.”

Dee Gordon has tweeted this a lot after tough losses.

You also saw this saying on Giancarlo Stanton’s shirt, in the interview he did on “Inside The Marlins.”

This saying fits the Marlins in my opinion, because really everything lately has been a process, from getting a new stadium to signing Giancarlo to the extension.

Another ongoing process for the Marlins is the development of shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria. Hech has turned himself into a good shortstop, after two struggling years. This is still a process in the works.

Jose Fernandez, the Marlins young ace, is in the middle of a big process: coming back strong from Tommy John surgery. The 2013 MLB rookie of the year is fighting to make his way back to the team. He has started to throw rehab sessions.

The moral of the story is that the season is young and the Marlins’ will have their ups and downs. Which is expected with a young team.

Whether you bought into the hype or not, the players just want you to “Trust the process.”

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