The Marlins have played their last 7 games against two first place teams. Four of those games were on the road, three at home. They won 4 and lost 3. They sure feel like contenders to me, but I hope they don't give away too much to get Manny. . .
Pudge at 36 is not the player he was '03. Great player, past his prime, a catcher coming into a new league on August 1, doesn't know the pitching staff or the other teams. Not sure how much he would have been worth to the Marlins.