Aug 2, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Ichiro Suzuki (center) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
2015 has been an obvious frustration for the Marlins organization and fans alike. After promising offseason moves, the current Marlins team looks nothing like it did on April 6th. Playoff hopes are gone, and fans have grown increasingly pessimistic, as the Fish seemingly continue their cycle of doom.
So what has been the root of disappointment in Miami?
For the answer, fans can look towards every aspect of this Marlins ball club. The rotation, bullpen, and lineup have been question marks all year, ravaged by injuries and underperforming players.
Front office management has also drawn negative attention. Players in the clubhouse have voiced frustration surrounding Loria, Hill, and co.’s decisions to ship players away for nearly no return. Fans have ripped management apart for being ‘cheap.’ Not much is going right in Miami.
But as fellow Marlin Maniac author Sean Millerick noted, the front office may not deserve all the blame they’ve received. Plus, as Sean claims, the Marlins could be competitors next year.
But again, hopes for winning in 2015 have come and gone, so it’s time to rank the five most disappointing Marlins this season.
Sidenote: This list includes recently traded players