Season Preview: 2019 Miami Marlins

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Season Preview: 2019 Miami Marlins

I’ve talked about writing this article for about a week now, and it’s finally here. This is your 2019 Miami Marlins’ season preview! Let me first start off by saying I’m so excited that baseball is finally back. It’s here, well tomorrow it’s here. If you have read any of my writing before, then you know I try to be as optimistic as possible. However, I’m not sure how optimistic I can be about this Marlins club.

The first thing I want to do is lay out the active 25-man roster for you guys.

You should know a lot of these guys by now because I did a player profile for almost every guy. Before you say anything, yes I missed a few.

The 2019 season

I told you guys that I try to be optimistic, but 2019 will be a tough year for the Marlins and their fans. This organization is in the early stages of a massive rebuild, and it is easy to see that with the current roster construction. With this being said, what can you look forward to as a fan?

The first answer to this question is easy, it’s Lewis Brinson. I talked about this in his player profile, and I’m going to say it again. Brinson is going to have a big year. Statistically, I don’t have any numbers to really back this claim up. However, I’m trusting my gut. It was easy to see that Brinson made some adjustments in spring training and it worked. He launched 5 home runs and 2 doubles in 20 spring training games.

Another thing that Marlins’ fans should look forward to is the changes made to the stadium. I’m sorry if I’m the one who breaks this news to you, but the outfield walls are no longer lime green. Again, I’m sorry. Although I may have been the only person who liked the walls, this will be a nice change.

My prediction

I really hate to do this, but what would a season preview be without a prediction? With the way that the NL East got better as a whole, there is really no doubt in my mind that the Marlins will finish in last place. I don’t feel like this is a surprise to fans out there. With all of the moves done by the Marlins this offseason, the only logical direction this team is going in 2019 is down.

With that being said, I do think this team will win more games than last season. In 2018, the Marlins won 63 games. In 2019, I expect the Marlins to be between 65-69 wins. Not a huge jump, but it will be a step in the right direction.

My best advice to all Marlins‘ fans out there is to be patient. A rebuild is not done in 2 or even 3 years. It takes time. Enjoy watching the younger players play and get to know them because if everything goes right, those players will be the one helping this club win important baseball games in the future.

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