Reminder That It Could Always Be Worse

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Jul 20, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Baseballs and a stretching band and a glove on the field prior to action between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 20, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Baseballs and a stretching band and a glove on the field prior to action between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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When it comes to the short history of the Miami Marlins, we have seen great pitchers and terrible pitchers as well.

With the focus of the 2017 Miami Marlins being their pitching. We at Marlin Maniac thought it would be a great idea to boost the hopes of Fish Fans everywhere. I am here to remind you, that no matter how bad the starting pitching may be this year, it could be worse.

We have seen great pitchers come through the Marlins organization. Jose Fernandez, Kevin Brown, and Josh Beckett just to name a few. But, we have also seen some terrible pitching over the years.

Some of the names that will go down in Marlins history as absolutely terrible include Nathan Eovaldi, Scott Olsen, and even our inaugural game starter Charlie Hough. But there is one pitcher who the numbers show to be significantly worse.

Worst Starting Pitcher in Fish History

Brian Meadows goes down as the worst starting pitcher the Fish have ever fielded. Meadows held a record of 22-28 with the Fish and sported a horrendous 5.41 ERA.

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Originally drafted by the Marlins in 1994, Meadows made his debut in 1998 with the Fish. Finishing the season 11-13 with a 5.21 ERA, Meadows was absolutely terrible. Meadows played a large part in contributing to the horrendous 54-108 record.

That very record stands as the worst mark for a defending World Series Champion team. This record also lead to the departure of Jim Leyland from the Marlins Franchise.

1999 was not any better for Meadows. Finishing the season with the Fish 11-15 with a 5.60 ERA. Another terrible season for the Fish, they finished the season 64-98.

At the end of the 1999 season, Meadows was dealt to the Padres for Dan Miceli. Miceli pitched 73.1 innings for the Fish with a 6-9 record as a reliever before being cut.

Meadows would go on to pitch, and disappoint, for a multitude of teams before retiring in 2006. Meadows career marks landed him a 47-62 record with a 5.05 ERA. Easily one of the more disappointing performers the Marlins have ever had.

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So remember this Fish Family, no matter how bad the Marlins starting pitching may be this year. It could always be far, far, worse. We could have Brian Meadows in our starting rotation again.

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