Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria recently said that he isn’t concerned about the recent tailspin that the team has been in; going from nine games over .500, to one game below.
Well, as a season ticket holder, I have to say that I am very concerned. As a die-hard fan, I have seen our stars playing at a mediocre clip all year, and the entire bottom end of the order all are hitting below .200. Furthermore, our once-proud starting pitching staff has to go into every game thinking that they must throw a shutout in order to get a win because, offensively, the team can’t score any runs.
With all of that as a background, this team needs to do something soon or it will be out of the race before the All-Star game, which is only in a couple of weeks.
Ozzie Guillen is a good manager, and he makes sound baseball decisions. The problem doesn’t rest with him. The problem falls on the shoulders of many of the hitters because they are swinging at such poor pitches that are way out of the strike zone.
Maybe we need new players. Maybe we need a new general manager. Who is responsible for selecting the players?
In any case, Loria needs to do something now, or he will lose many of his new fans who were all so excited at the start of this season. The honeymoon only lasts so long.
Douglas Reese, Palmetto Bay