As the new year begins today and the Miami Marlins look to improve from 2019, here are a few resolutions for this organization.
When the Miami Marlins began the 2019 season with a 10-31 record, it was hard to believe that manager Don Mattingly would survive the season. Now, armed with a two-year contract extension, Mattingly once again maybe on the hot seat as he must guide his roster to win more than 57 games the team did last season.
There is plenty of optimism in South Florida, but it’s only January and Spring Training is still six weeks away.
What the Marlins front office has done is given is their skipper more offense to work with and changes to the bullpen which should help the starting rotation.
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Things are definitely improved in South Florida where are there is optimism for a better season and the belief this team will climb out of the National League East basement. We shouldn’t expect miracles this coming year, but it is conceivable 75 wins could be a real possibility. Of course, the team cannot be destroyed by injuries. Mattingly must also make all the right moves with the 26-man roster.
Players who have signed this off-season must come through. Rookies who played last year must excel in their second seasons. And of course, the pitching staff must do what is expected of it.
With this being the first day of the new year, here’s a look at through things I expect to happen to the Miami Marlins in 2020.