3 Marlins New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Manager Don Mattingly #8 and the rest of the Miami Marlins lineup for the national anthem before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 15, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 5-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Manager Don Mattingly #8 and the rest of the Miami Marlins lineup for the national anthem before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 15, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 5-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – MAY 19: Sandy Alcantara #22 of the Miami Marlins raises his arms in the air after the last out is made of his complete game shutout against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on May 19, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

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.

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