Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Worst 12-7 Team in Baseball

Perhaps the victim of an easy schedule - always an integral part of our ratings - the Florida Marlins have distinguished themselves as MLB's most overrated team through the beginning of April. Though sixth in baseball in quality wins, thanks to their 12 victories, the W's have come at the expense of the league's most laughable schedule.

The Marlins have beaten the Mets in 10 innings, their best game. The remainder of Florida's wins are over Pittsburgh, Washington, Houston, and Atlanta, all except for the Braves under .500 (and Atlanta barely over that mark). Moreover, bad losses to the same teams (by scores of 7-2, 13-0, 9-2, 5-0, 5-1, and 8-0) show critical flaws in the Marlins' viability for the rest of the season.

Despite today's NL East-leading record, Baseball Playoffs Now projects Florida to stumble to a 79-83 record and fall to 4th place in the East, above perennial basement-dweller Washington.

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