Miami Marlins must make the playoffs

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The Miami Marlins are in a tough spot as far as making the playoffs goes. The schedule looks tough going forward, with the team facing the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers among others going forward. It's going to be tough to win enough games to make the playoffs, but it's not impossible. The good new is that The Fish snapped another losing streak by beating the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 last night. points out that the team has a 33.1% chance of making the playoffs.

The Miami Marlins must make the playoffs this season.

As points out, the Miami Marlins have not made the playoffs in a standard 162 game season since 2003. That's 20 years go! Since then, The Fish did make the playoffs in 2020, but it was a shortened season. That shortened season was played in a different structure, so while I still consider it an accomplishment, it does still have an asterisk next to it.

The Miami Marlins made big moves at the Trade Deadline, acquiring big bats to strengthen the lineup. Big bats such as Jake Burger and Josh Bell have been brought in to boost the shaky unit, but is that enough? The Fish did have other targets, but for various reasons they just couldn't be acquired. I don't see how anyone can criticize Kim Ng for doing a great job in bolstering the roster for the stretch run.

I also want to point out that the often criticized Bruce Sherman came through this time as well. He promised to give Kim resources for improving the team at the Trade Deadline, and she of course did. The Miami Marlins even took on salary in trades, something that hasn't typically been expected from the team. This is a very promising sign for the future, as it shows that Sherman genuinely wants to build a winner here in Miami.

Has Kim Ng done enough for The Fish to make the playoffs? I hope so. Will Bruce Sherman take steps in the offseason to help her build an annual contending team. He has to.

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