The Miami Marlins are one of the MLB’s youngest franchises. They officially began play in 1993 as the Florida Marlins. They officially changed to the Miami Marlins after the 2011 season. Despite being one of only two franchises to never win a division title (the other is the Colorado Rockies), they managed to win two World Series titles as a wild card team. Those two championships also serve as the only two times the Marlins made the postseason.
And as fans and gamblers continue to wait for the “Fish” to return to the playoffs, they’ll have to cheer on them as potential underdog bets instead.
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Miami Marlins Record
In 1997, the Marlins became the first wild card team to win the World Series in just their fifth year as a team. This made them the fastest modern baseball team to win a title. Following that World Series victory, the Marlins returned to being a bottom dweller again until they went on an improbable run in 2003 to once again win the World Series as a wild card team making them the only MLB team to win the World Series twice as a wild card team.
The Marlins have never won their division and the closest they came were three second place finishes in 1997, 2003 and 2009. They have been the punching bags of the top heavy NL East in certain occasions but usually settle as a middling team and finishing 3rd or 4th were very common. In 2015, they finished third and had a 46 percent winning rate against their rivals. They had a losing record against every team.
Many fans will clamor that the team’s biggest weakness is the front office. Marlins owner, Jeffrey Loria has been known to be meddlesome and has been known to pull off unprompted deals in an effort to cost cut. The Marlins otherwise boast a lot of young promising talent like slugger, Giancarlo Stanton and potential future Cy Young pitcher, Jose Fernandez. They also added the underrated Wei-Yin Chen to anchor their pitching staff.
The Marlins are either winning World Series titles in strange underdog fashion or fighting to stay relevant as a mediocre team. This recent incarnation has the tools to be dangerous when they all overachieve and maybe fight for another wild card spot but realistically, finishing third in the division with close to a winning record will be considered “promising”.