Worst to First? The 2012 Miami Marlins

Last season, the Marlins stormed out of the gates, playing to a 16-9 record after the

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season’s first month. Then, after an average month of May, everything went downhill. June was a nightmare for the artists formerly known as the Florida Marlins: a 5-23 record, the loss of staff ace Josh Johnson, and the firing of manager Edwin Rodriguez took the Marlins off of the list of contenders last year. Just think about this — in the months of June and August, the Marlins were a combined 12-43. 12 wins in two months. To put that into perspective, the Phillies won 16 or more games  in every single month last season and only lost more than 12 in a month twice.

After finishing dead last in the NL East last year, they will be bottomfeeders no more: Meet the newest legitimate threat to the Phillies’ reign of terror — The 2012 Miami Marlins.

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Season Preview: Catchers

Welcome back to Phighting On.  It’s been an eventful off-season, but now with less than two weeks until Spring Training and just under two months until the regular season starts, Phighting On will be previewing every Phillies position, and each NL East team, as well as brief overviews of all other teams.  So sit back, enjoy and get ready for baseball season.  The preview for catcher is just after the “jump”. Continue reading