The Miami Marlins’ declaration of interest in a big closer like their previous pursuit of Albert Pujols reminds me of a scene from a Charlie Chaplin movie where he is broke but acts as though he wants to pick up the tab at a restaurant to impress his dining companion — even though he has no intention of doing so.
The team wants to give the impression that they are after big free agents. And then for the icing on the cake they say that the starting lineup is adequate even though it was 14th in scoring two years ago and 13th last year with the same personnel.
And this in spite of every starting player having had their career year over these past two years with the exception of Giancarlo Stanton, who is always injured.
Like the Chaplin movie, the Marlins under Jeffrey Loria will continue to be a joke.
Jose Teijeiro, Miami