Marlins On Track To Have Worst Season In MLB's Modern Era
Sure, there's still a lot more baseball to be played this season, but as of right now the Marlins have a winning percentage of .241, putting them dead last in the league. They've racked up just 13 wins, four wins less than the next worst team. And if things keep going as badly as they are, the Marlins could break the 1962 New York Mets' record for the worst season in the MLB's modern era.
Back in '62, the Mets took to the field for the first time as the MLB quickly tried to fill the hole left in NYC by the recently relocated Dodgers and Giants. The team was a ragtag assemblage of leftovers and went on to post just a .250 record in their inaugural season. To this day, no team has ever posted a worse record.
Of course, at .241 the Marlins stand a strong chance. The last team to even come close was the 2003 Detroit Tigers who finished the season with a .265 (we should note that that team has recovered and racked up two AL pennants since then, so there's at least some hope the Marlins won't always suck).
Sure, Giancarlo Stanton is going to come back some day, and maybe, just maybe Jeffrey Loria and the team brass will try to save some face by making some action before the trade deadline (I mean, probably not, but who knows?).
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But as it stands now, the Fish are sitting in a pretty deep .241 hole. Even if the team does manage to marginally improve, they still stand a real chance of ending the season below .300, something only 24 teams have done the 1890s.
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