Miami Marlins—LOL

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First of all, I want to recognize and congratulate Major League Baseball’s National and American League MVPs Christian Yelich and Mookie Betts.  Both of them had truly sensational years.  Now…I could just spill the stats that each player put up this year, like every other sports site…ORRR, I could take this valuable time to laugh out loud at the Miami Marlins.  Everybody’s favorite Yankee* Derek Jeter marched down to Miami and took the reigns of the franchise towards the end of the season in 2017 and really did some damage throughout last offseason.  Within a span of two months Jeter and the Marlins traded away Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, and Dee Gordon.  If you remember, Giancarlo Stanton was the 2017 NL MVP.  So with Yelich becoming an MVP tonight, the Marlins traded away two MVPs for essentially a bag of rocks.  Hope you enjoyed Starlin Castro, Miami.  Hope you enjoy Lewis Brinson and his outrageous whiff numbers.  Yelich and Stanton are off to bigger and better things, so I’m sure they don’t mind.  And Marcel Ozuna.  Ozuna could have very easily won the MVP in 2017 with his numbers if teammate Stanton didn’t.  So they pretty much traded three MVPs away, plus a VERY good player in Dee Gordon, who is as good of a base stealer there is in MLB, in a two-month span.  Congrats Marlins!  Congrats Jeter!  (We may have to keep our eyes peeled to make sure Jeter isn’t involved in the mob, with these kind of deals)  Let’s take a look at a few more players, starting with JT Realmuto.  Realmuto is one of the better hitting catchers in the game.  He played with the Marlins throughout this year, but will most definitely be on another team very soon this offseason.  He is a very good catcher at a time when that position is stretched thin across MLB, making him even more valuable.  Justin Bour is another solid player with the capability of putting up very nice numbers.  He was traded to the Phillies late in the season.  And lastly, Brian Anderson, who had a very solid rookie year with the Marlins and looks to have a solid future with the team probably another team.  Let’s take a minute and put all these players back on the same team and think about what a great squad the Marlins could have had this year, and moving forward.  I mean, just a dangerous lineup.  Now let’s get back to reality where Jeter and company are seeing how fast they can make all 36 Marlins season ticket holders disappear.  Truly entertaining.  LOL

*Nobody’s favorite Yankee