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The Marlins have won 10 games in a row, is this a big deal?
This is one of the biggest stories in spring training. However, no one is really talking about it. Is that because winning 10 games in a row doesn’t matter in spring training? Possibly, but more likely it is because winning is not the primary goal of spring training. Thus, winning doesn’t become a major storyline. Instead, we focus on the new additions to teams or the prospects who have a chance to make the club. Players are only playing a few innings at a time and getting a couple of at-bats. Again, this is because the goal is not to win in spring training, but rather to get ready for the regular season.
Winning 10 games in a row is hard!
I want to be clear, spring training win totals DO NOT MATTER. However, winning 10 games in a row is difficult no matter the sport or the time. With that being said, I figured I would write about it because not enough people are talking about it.
This 10 game winning streak is the longest in franchise history. The Marlins have won nine games in a row five times in their franchise history. So although winning in spring training is not important, this streak is. The Marlins are in a rebuild and do not have a lot of big name players on this roster. The goal of the front office is cutting money and rebuilding the farm system and roster. Which makes this winning streak even more important because it gives Marlins’ fans hope.
Marlins on a 10 game spring training win streak, with just about everything clicking. Does this mean they'll win more than 45 games this year? I think it does!
— Preston Cornish (@pcpontificates) March 18, 2019
Although the Marlins will most likely not win more than 65 games, fans will still watch. Those fans who will watch the Marlins all the way until September, are watching now. Those fans need some hope because if we are being honest, this team is not good. They cannot compete in this new NL East division. However, they have won 10 games in a row. Creating a winning culture in the Marlins organization starts this season, and this winning streak is a step in the right direction.