Miami Marlins: Value and Roster Construction

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Oct 16, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (13) dumps water on first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) as he is being interviewed after game one of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium. Royals win 5-0. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

I’m writing this as the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays have started playing Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. Both of these teams have for the best part of a decade struggled to find consistency and actually contend.

The Royals are in their second ALCS in as many years and Alex Anthopolous made some ridiculous moves this deadline that it’s hard to believe that a team can actually have as much talent as this current Blue Jays roster does.

The Marlins last played in the playoffs in 2003 they haven’t really come close since. At this point it’s hard to find a reasonable Marlins fan or other interested party that will actually defend this organization.

Jeffrey Loria, David Samson, Mike Hill, Dan Jennings and the rest of the front office at this point have two modes that they operate in, either “all in” or “market correction.”

Ironically going all in is usually much more harmful to the team than the market correction cycles. The 2015 season was an “all-in” year and it cost them almost all of their organizational depth to acquire a bunch of veteran pieces, a story we are all familiar with at this point.

I don’t want to keep harping on the negative or beating the proverbial dead horse. What the Miami Marlins need are solutions and a clear plan for moving forward.

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