The Miami Marlins are looking for improvements this off-season, and there are quite a few interesting targets. While the search for improvements continues, I thought that it would be nice to take a good look at The Fish's history. Have you ever wondered what were the three greatest offensive seasons in team history? Well, you're about to find out... The list is based on WAR.
The three greatest offensive seasons in Miami Marlins team history.
3. SS HANLEY RAMIREZ IN 2008
Hanley Ramirez is the greatest SS in Miami Marlins history. This was especially evident in Hanley's 2008 season. He batted .301/.400/.540 with 33 home runs and 67 RBI. He did this in 153 games and 589 AB. He also had 35 stolen bases and was worth 0.4 dWAR. He was worth an overall 6.7 WAR for that performance. That's an awesome performance no matter how you analyze it. A 30+ home run season with a good average, great OBP and elite speed.
In a surprising turn of events, Hanley Ramirez actually only finished 11'th in NL MVP voting. If you're wondering who actually won the National League MVP award in 2008... that was St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols. The future first ballot Hall of Famer batted .357/.462/.653, with 37 home runs and 116 RBI in 148 games and 524 AB. He was worth 9.2 WAR for that performance. Yes, 9.2 WAR.
Hanley Ramirez never got to experience the Postseason with the Miami Marlins, but he was phenomenal in that 2008 season.
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