Monday, June 17, 2013

Hail the Victors

    After winning two of three from the NL-best Cardinals, the Marlins are now 21-47 -- two wins ahead of the of the pace of the losing-est team ever, the 1962 New York Mets, who were 19-49 at this point.
    The Marlins are now on track for 112 losses for the year -- that would tie them with the 1952 Pirates and 1965 Mets for the sixth-most losses in a single season. (That's for the modern era. I don't count teams like the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, which lost 134 in a time that's not really comparable to today's professional baseball.)
    Hey, if the 2013 Marlins keep improving, they might do better than the team tied for 22nd most losses -- the 1998 Florida Marlins, who had 108, after the first infamous sell-off.
    Last year's poorly conceived team of Bell and Co., by the way, suffered 93 losses in what was supposed to be a breakout season -- that was three losses more than the 2011 Florida Marlins, playing their last season at the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie.

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