Aug 4, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Former Florida Marlins manager Jack McKeon waves to the crowd during the tenth anniversary celebration of the 2003 World Series Championship before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
You probably clicked this article and thought “What the heck is he talking about?” Well, yesterday I was on Twitter and one of my followers posted an interesting tweet, so I decided to write about it.
"“After dealing Steve Cishek to St. Louis yesterday, Brad Hand, Mike Dunn and Giancarlo Stanton are the only players on the roster in 2015 who played for the Florida Marlins.”"
The Florida Marlins bring back both good and bad memories. The good ones include two World Series championships and watching young players like Hanley Ramirez and Miguel Cabrera turn into the super stars they are now. What I miss the most from the Florida Marlins days are the uniforms. To this day I’d still like the Marlins to wear the Florida Marlins jerseys in a throwback game. But thinking about that same team also brings back memories such as the countless rain delays and last place finishes.
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Let’s go back to the three players who remain from the Florida Marlins. The group includes a superstar who has just signed a 13-year contract and two pitchers who often struggle to find their identity in the Majors, but show flashes of potential.
So have these players improved or regressed since 2011, the last year of the Florida Marlins?