Florida’s Anibal Sanchez tossed a no-hitter tonight. He’s a rookie, which is difficult to believe, I know, since he plays for the Marlins.

I’m starting to wonder if the Marlins aren’t destined to win this Wild Card race. Joe Girardi is poised to become a managing legend (I can see him replacing Joe Torre in New York someday).

Even if they don’t make the playoffs, they’ve got some great young talent in that organization.

4 Responses

  1. Ken

    No one does a fire sale like the Marlins. Sanchez and Ramirez, a ROY candidate SS, came from Boston in the Becket-Lowell trade. They wouldn’ve have been able to afford Beckett for much longer, and Lowell’s contract was an albatross.

  2. Tom

    Dave Drombrosky, now GM of the Tigers, set the tone for the Marlins when they started in 1993 by emphasizing young pitching, and it continues now with their late surge. Where have the Reds been all this time? Too much money spent on Junior who should have gone to the White Sox last year,which he apparently agree to. The long-ball does not get you to the playoffs.

  3. davidwc

    I wonder how much playing on artificial turf all those years in Seattle contributed to Griffey’s injury problems since joining the Reds.