Mike Jacobs takes leave
Mike Jacobs has been excused for the final series of the season, citing personal reasons. It seems he recieved news about his family and needed to tend to them. We hope all is well, Mike, you’re a stand up guy and a great part of this team.
There will no doubtedly be speculation about why a leave was granted, and even with the Perry Hill situation there has been whispers that it was due in part to Girardi. But let’s not make that mistake here.
2007 Marlins, World Champs?
MarlinAddict made this interesting point which I think we should chew on during the offseason as we have probably another turbulent one:
“Just for the record, and in keeping with baseball superstitions:
The Marlins best two losing seasons have been followed by their two WS championships.
Prior to winning the 1997 WS, the Marlins 80-82. We sweep the Phillies, and we’re there.
Prior to winning the 2003 WS, the Marlins were 79-83. We win the series with the Phillies and we’re there.
SAT question: The Marlins won 80 games before their first WS, 79 games before their second WS, how many games will they win before their third WS? Answer 78 – we win one game against the Phillies, and we’re there.
Next year is 2007, and we only win WS in odd-numbered years.”
No chance at .500
With the loss last night, the Marlins ended their search for a .500 season. At the start of the season, even sniffing anywhere over 70 wins would seem miraculous based on the prognostications. And with all the rookie records being set and the team in line to break its franchise record for runs scored, there is no doubt that the team was a success this year.