Are the Miami Marlins in a good spot for the playoff push? 3 reasons why they won't make the playoffs, and 1 hope

The Marlins have a tough road to hoe moving forward, but there is a glimmer of hope
Tampa Bay Rays v Miami Marlins
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The Miami Marlins are tied for the last spot in the wild card with only a handful of weeks left in the season.  The Cubs and Phillies are ahead of the pack but the Diamondbacks, Giants, and Reds are all tied with the Marlins for the final spot.  Do the Marlins have what it takes to make it to the postseason or will they fall to the pressure? There are a lot of factors that could easily go against the Marlins, but as fans have noticed there is one enduring fact that has lasted all season, no matter the odds, never count the Marlins out. The Marlins have overcome many different things this season and seem like a team of destiny, is the dye cast or can they make that final big push to make it to the postseason?

The Marlins just swept the Washington Nationals in a four game set and did so in convincing fashion.  Do the Marlins have the road available to them to make it to the playoffs or will roadblocks get in the way?  There are several different factors that could make it more difficult for the Marlins to make the playoffs and play in October, but there is a glimmer of hope on top of that as well.  Here we will look at three reasons why the Miami Marlins will not be able to make the playoffs this year, and one hope for fans that still can see a path to October.