With the 2009 Inter-league season now behind us, the Florida Marlins have put themselves in a position in which their confidence should be at a season high.
After dancing with the American League East for a few weeks, the Marlins finished that jaunt with a 9-6 record. The AL East boasts some pretty tough competition and the Marlins won 3 of the 5 series’ that they competed in against the Blue Jays, Yankees, and Orioles. They were only able to secure 1 win against the Red Sox and they were swept by their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays.
Now they sit in 3rd place in the National League East with a 38-39 record. Maybe that break while they played teams from the ‘other’ league will give them the confidence they need to make a run at the Mets and Phillies. The Marlins pitching staff has turned it around as of late, and their offense is starting to get more consistent contributions from the entire lineup. If their bullpen can get into gear, the team may have what it takes to make a run at the division title.
My goal for the team by the All-star break is to overtake the Mets for 2nd place in the division while also securing enough wins to give them a record better than .500.