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    Miami Marlins Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Miami Marlins to get you started: 

    Established:1993 
    Stadium:Marlins Stadium 
    Colors:Midnight black, Miami blue, caliente red & slate grey
    Hall of Famers:None 
    Hall of Fame General Managers: None  
    Rivals:Atlanta Braves & New York Mets 
    Legends:Miguel Cabrera, Luis Castello, Dontrelle Willis, Giancarlo Stanton, Hanley Ramirez, Gary Sheffield, Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, Jeff Conine, Jose Fernandez, Kevin Brown & Derrek Lee
    Retired Numbers:1: 42
    League: National League 
    Division:East Division
    World Series Championships: 2: 1997 & 2003

    Miami Marlins History

    After Wayne Huizenga acquired 15% of the Miami Dolphins and 50% of the Joe Robbie Stadium (now called Hard Rock Stadium), he got a taste of owning a professional sporting team in Florida, specifically in Miami, and his eyes set on owning an MLB franchise. 

    Luckily for Huizenga, there was an opening as the MLB was considering expanding the league as they wanted to introduce two new teams and one of them would be based in Florida. Huizenga fought off tough opposition and acquired the license fee of $95 million and all of a sudden Miami had a baseball team. 

    The team was originally going to be called the Miami Flamingos, but they decided to announce the team as the Marlins paying homage to the previous baseball team under the name tag as they used to play in the Florida State League. 

    Although the Marlins didn’t necessarily try to open the checkbook to the big-name players, instead they decided to head to the 1992 MLB draft where they would pay most of the attention and chose Charles Johnosn with their first pick. They did, however, open the checkbook to sign Clemente Núñez, a 16-year old from the Domincian Republic as their first signing. 

    Rene Lachemann was the inaugural manager for the Marlins and with their first season they had a core of Jeff Conine, Gary Sheffield, and Bryon Harvey. Although they both would prove their worth in years to come, they couldn’t help stop the Marlins finishing second last in the National League East in their first season. 

    After a few disappointing seasons that followed their debut, manager Lachemann was let go of his duties midway through the 1996 season as after two years of finishing fifth and fourth took its toll on the hierarchy. 

    Lachemann was replaced by John Bles who previously worked in a development role, as the interim manager and it proved dividends as they improved on their first three years. They finished third as well as improving their win tally and they won 80 games (their most up to that point). 

    By the 1997 season, the Marlins started where they left off and they did the unthinkable as this time they were under a new manager hiring Jim Leyland from the Pittsburgh Pirates, and also acquired Bobby Bonilla, Moises Alou, and Alex Fernandez as free agents. 

    The extra three players to Leyland’s puzzle was much-needed as the Marlins finished the season second in the National League East, smashing their winning total to 92 wins, which was enough to earn a shot at the postseason. 

    The Marlins faced the San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series (NLDS) providing them with a clean sweep, defeating them 3-0 in the series. They advanced to the Championship Series (NLCS) where they faced a little bit of a tussle between the Atlanta Braves. 

    The Marlins took out game 1 before the Braves took out game 2 and this was repeated over the next two games until the Marlins won the following two games to win 4-2 and they progressed to their first-ever World Series. 

    They faced the Cleveland Guardians where there was a much harder fight in the MLB showpiece event. After the Marlins took out game 1 of the series the two traded blows for the next five games as it went back and forth.

    However, the series was tied 3-3 heading into the final game of the series. Luckily for Leyland and the Marlins, they held their own and won game 7, handing them their first-ever World Series and the first one to head back to Florida. 

    The following year, the Marlins fell into financial hardship which saw owner Huizenga, sell star players such as Kevin Brown, Bobby Bonilla, Gary Sheffield, Charles Johnson, Jim Eisenreich, and Manuel Barrios. The Marlins though did gain players such as Dereck Lee, Oscar Hernandez, Manuel Barrios, Mike Piazza, Todd Zeile and AJ Burnett to the squad. 

    However, their biggest trade was getting rid of Conine midway through the season, but the good thing is that he returned six years later in 2003. The same year where Huizenga sold many stars, the cavalry that he brought in didn’t help the squad at all.

    The Marlins crumbled under the pressure of being the hunted and they lost 108 games in the 1998 season slipping down to last place in the division as they won only 54 games. After a few years of finishing fourth in two consecutive seasons, the Marlins regrouped and responded in emphatic fashion during the 2003 season. The Marlins strengthened the squad by bringing in Iván Rodríguez, Juan Pierre and Tim Spooneybarger. 

    The Marlins though did struggle in the opening stanza of the season losing 22 games but did manage to keep their season alive when they finished second in the division, they were once again in just their second postseason appearance. 

    In just their second showing they managed to make it to another World Series, and they defeated the Giants in the NLDS and the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS to meet the New York Yankees. 

    Once again the Marlins were in an arm wrestle as they went into game 4 of the series trailing 2-1, and the Marlins won the next three games to clinch their second World Series in just their second showing. 

    The Marlins didn’t exactly hit the highs they had in both 1997 and 2003, as they declined after their most recent triumph, even when they finished second in 2009 wasn’t enough to earn a postseason spot as they had previously. 

    After a few years of trying to rebuild it finally came to fruition in 2010, when they finally handed a debut to Giancarlo Stranton and signed Miguel Cabrera and Hanley Ramirez but once again they couldn’t find the rewards. 

    A new era was seemingly upon them as by 2012 they left their old stadium Sun Life Stadium (which they shared with the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens) to move to Marlins Park, which is right in the heart of the city. The Marlins also ditched the name Florida and replaced it with Miami as they became the Miami Marlins in a bid to have more of a connection to the city. 

    But the same old problem faced them on the financial side, as they couldn’t land a big-name player to help revitalize the squad even with the temptation of the new stadium. With the move to their new stadium, it meant that they needed to sell some high caliber players again to fund enough room in the salary cap.

    In a way it caught up with the Marlins as they often slid down to fifth in the National League, especially in 2013 when they lost 100 games. After a few years of being a mediocre team, they rose up to second spot in 2017 but once again it wasn’t enough to grant them a postseason appearance. 

    Little did they know they would only have to wait a few more years as in 2020 due to a shortened season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team finally broke their 17-year drought and they made the postseason for the first time since 2003. 

    They finished second in the regular season which gave them a shot in the NLCS in which they won over Chicago Cubs in a clean sweep as they progressed to the NLDS where they fell to the Atlanta Braves in straight matches going down 3-0.

    The Marlins couldn’t back up their postseason run in 2020 with another appearance in 2021. They finished fourth in the NL East, with a season record of 67-95, and finished 21.5 games behind the Braves, who won the NL East.

    Expert 2022 Picks & Preview on Miami Marlins

    If you are a fan of the Miami Marlins, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022 season. Do the Miami Marlins have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2022?

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Marlins’ chances closer to the start of the 2022 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2021 season started.

    Preview on the Miami Marlins’ Manager: Don Mattingly

    Coming into his 11th season as a Major League Baseball manager, Don Mattingly currently has a 770-783 regular season win-loss record in charge of the Los Angeles Dodgers and now the Miami Marlins.

    Although he retired with a resume decorated by All-Star appearances, Gold Glove Awards, Silver Slugger Awards and even an MVP, Mattingly’s 16 year playing career with the Yankees fell in one of the leanest periods of success in New York’s rich history. The Yankees made the World Series in both the year prior to Mattingly’s rookie season and the year after his retirement.

    Nevertheless, Mattingly returned to the Yankees in 1997. He held jobs as a special instructor, hitting coach and bench coach in that time and received a lot of credit for New York’s franchise record 242 home run season in 2004.

    After not being offered the position to manage the Yankees, Mattingly joined the Los Angeles Dodger as a hitting coach in 2008, and after three years with the organization he was named as Joe Torre’s replacement.

    In five years incharge of the Dodgers, Mattingly led Los Angeles to 82, 86, 92, 94, and 92 win seasons, including three consecutive NL West division titles and three subsequent postseason appearances.

    However, like his playing career, Mattingly couldn’t make his way to the World Series which led to him and the Dodgers organization mutually parting ways in 2015.

    Mattingly signed a four year contract with the Marlins in 2016 and after a 31-29 record in the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, Miami made their first postseason appearance under Mattingly. He was subsequently awarded the NL Manager of the Year Award.

    Preview on the Miami Marlins’ Key Player: Starling Marte

    In what will be his first full season with the Marlins, we believe that Starling Marte has a lot to offer in the lineup and as an elite fielder.

    Marte was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates between 2012 and 2019, where he earned back to back Gold Glove Awards in 2015 and 2016 after establishing himself as one of the best center fielders in baseball.

    After violating the MLB’s performance enhancing drug agreement in 2017, Marte was suspended for 80 games. However he returned to form in 2018, batting at .277 and collecting 33 stolen bases to become one of just two active players in the league to have stolen 20+ bases each since 2013.

    Marte had a poor fielding year in 2019, however he hit .295 and his 23 home runs and 82 RBIs were both career highs. Prior to the 2020 season Marte was traded to the Diamondbacks before ending up on the Marlins in August of 2020.

    Marte batted .281 with six home runs, 27 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 61 for Arizona and Miami during the COVID-19 shortened season.

    Preview on the Miami Marlins’ Next Best: Sandy Alcantara

    Sandy Alcantara will be the Marlins ace in 2020, making him one of their most important and valuable players for the upcoming season.

    Although he is just 25 years old, Alcantara has been an talented MLB prospect for a long time, having signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent at just 16 years of age.

    After fluctuating between the minor leagues on St Louis’ roster, Alcantara was traded to the Marlins along with several other players in exchange for Marcell Ozuna.

    Alcantara was named MLB.com’s third-best prospect going into the 2018 season. He made his debut in June of 2018, pitching five innings and allowing just one run on three hits while striking out two batters in a Marlins win.

    In 2019, Alcantara was the lone Marlin selected to the 2019 All-Star game. He finished the season with a 6–14 record and a 3.88 ERA over 197.1 innings in 32 starts, leading the National League in losses and shutouts.

    After finishing the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season with a 3-2 record and 3.00 ERA in 42 innings of work, Alcantara was named Miami’s Opening Day starter for the 2021 season.

    Miami Marlins Betting & Odds History 2022

    The 2021 season is over and we take a look back at the Miami Marlins betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2022 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at what the oddsmakers thought of the Marlins’ chances before the 2021 season started:

    The Miami Marlins were near the bottom of the league in terms of odds to make it through to the post season and win the World Series. Before the 2021 season started, their odds to win the World Series was at +8000. They had the same odds as a number of other teams, including the Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners.

    Before the MLB season started, the oddsmakers had the Marlins win total for the season set at 70.5 (Over: -110, Under: -110). Considering that the Marlins managed 67 wins for the season, it would have been a bumpy ride, not knowing which way the result would go, but ultimately the under was the right decision. 

    The Marlins didn’t really sit in competitive division, with the Braves winning the NL East, and they had 88 wins, every other division winner had at least 93 or more wins throughout the season. The Marlins longest odds to win the NL East, at +1300, with the Braves having the shorted, at +130

    They also had one of the longest odds when it came to winning the NL, at +4000. In the NL, only the Diamondbacks (+5000) and the Pirates (+8000) had longer odds to win the league before the 2021 season started.

    Miami Marlins FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Miami Marlins? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Miami Marlins play?

    The Miami Marlins play at Marlins Park.

    Who owns the Miami Marlins? 

    Bruce Sherman owns the Miami Marlins.

    Have the Miami Marlins won an MLB World Series?

    The Miami Marlins have won two World Series in 1997 and 2003. 

    Who is the Miami Marlins manager?

    Kim Ng is the general manager of the Miami Marlins.  

    Do the Miami Marlins play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Miami Marlins are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Miami Marlins games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Miami Marlins record?

    The Marlins had a 67-95 record in the 2021 season. 

    Did the Miami Marlins win last night?

    Fans of the Miami Marlins are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Miami Marlins worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Miami Marlins are worth $1.12 billion. 

    Who do the Miami Marlins play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Miami Marlins play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Miami Marlins?

    You can watch the Miami Marlins games on Fox Sports Florida and on MLB.TV. 

    Will the Miami Marlins make the playoffs this year?

    The Miami Marlins did not make it to the postseason as they finished with a 67-95 win-loss record, which put them in fourth place in the NL East.  

    Will the Miami Marlins get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?

    The Miami Marlins have the number 12 pick in the 2021 draft. 

    When do the Miami Marlins play?

    Miami Marlins fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game, and the all-important MLB odds.

    Where did the Miami Marlins finish the season?

    The Miami Marlins finished the 2021 regular season in fourth place in the National League East Division. 

    How many games did the Miami Marlins win?

    The Miami Marlins won 67 games during the 2021 MLB season.