|Florida Marlins 2006 summary|
- Florida Marlins History
- The Florida Marlins began their existence with the 1993 baseball betting odds season, coming in with the Colorado Rockies to join the National League.
- FLORIDA MARLINS 2007 PREVIEW
- The Florida Marlins have one of the most ridiculed but perhaps one of the most successful, if not the most efficient, game plan in all of baseball. This is a team that has won two World Series titles in seven years and then stunk in almost every other season in its brief history.
FLORIDA MARLINS 2008 SUMMARY
The Marlins traded away their two big name players in Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit and it will take some time for the Marlins to contend versus baseball lines. Baseball betting line experts wonder about the 2008 Marlins.
Scott Olsen is now the number one starter on the staff and he is a number three pitcher on his good days. Josh Johnson would be the number one but he is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Ricky Nolasco has talent but is always hurt.
The same can be said about Anibal Sanchez who could impact the baseball betting line. Sergei Mitre is back and he is a middle of the rotation pitcher. The Marlins did get Andrew Miller in the trade with Detroit and he could immediately take over the number two spot on the staff. He will need to impact the baseball betting line. The Marlins’ rotation is rounded out by Mark Hendrickson and Rick VandenHurk who is unpredictable according to baseball lines experts.
The Marlins at least have a closer. They may not have much chance to use him but Kevin Gregg had 32 saves and 87 strikeouts in 84 innings last year according to baseball betting line stats. The bullpen overall is decent according to baseball betting line experts with Lee Gardner, Taylor Tankersely and Matt Lindstrom.
The Marlins hit 204 home runs last year which was fourth in the league according to baseball betting line stats. Without Miguel Cabrera that number will drop according to baseball betting line experts. Dan Uggla had a poor season after his All-Star rookie season. Josh Willingham had a solid season with 21 home runs and a .265 average according to baseball betting line stats. Jeremy Hermida had a decent year as well as he hit .296 with 18 homers in 123 games last year. The Marlins still have Hanley Ramirez who is a stud. He hit .332 with 29 home runs and 82 RBIs, to go along with 51 stolen bases for the second season in a row according to baseball lines stats. Ramirez can impact the baseball betting line at anytime. The rest of the infield is weak according to baseball lines experts.
The Marlins are going to be underdogs most of the time versus the baseball betting line but with Ramirez and some good young talent they could pull off a few surprises.