After another loss Sunday, with Marlins again eking out a mere one run, let me make this modest proposal: Completely restructure the starting lineup. Once again, Sunday the Marlins were 0-8 in the first two positions, and that's no surprise because they put Pierre and Coghlan in the 1-2 spots – two of the worst on-base guys on the team.
Let's say you had a lineup based on on-base percentage. It would be
1 – Polanco .378
2 – Stanton .342
3 – Solano .318
4 – Dobbs .300
5 – Ruggiano .289
6 – Brantly .257
7 – Hechevarria .250
8 – Kearns .231
They couldn't do any worse than the Marlins have been doing.
Now, Stanton and Kearns were injured yesterday. It'd be better to replace either with Valaika, .455 OBP in 10 at bats. Pierre's OBP is .224, Coghlan's .190.
For the season, Marlins are 2-10, still ahead of the worst team in history, the '62 Mets, which were 1-11 at this point.