What should we make of the Miami Marlins? The team is full of contradictions.
Hovering around .500 and with a chance to contend for the playoffs, the Marlins have the second–youngest pitching staff in the big leagues but the third-oldest roster of position players. The payroll is among the lowest in Major League Baseball.
The Marlins are contending, but is anyone noticing? Only the lowly and soon-to-be-moving Oakland As have lower attendance at home games than the Marlins.
If a team is in the playoffs but nobody is in the stands, does the crack of the bat make a sound?
– Cole Pepper, Extensive Enterprises