Inanimate Object, Mascot, "Nobody" Finish High In Marlins Face-Of-The-Franchise Poll
Miami's branding efforts aren't going so well.
The Miami Marlins may not have the worst record in baseball, but they're certainly its most depressing franchise. Merely a year ago they had so much promise. Today they are the George Costanza of the MLB. With the exception of Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez, they have no prospects, nothing on the horizon and no conceivable reason for even getting up in the morning. This poll from the MLB Network says it all.
Let's take a quick look at these candidates.
Giancarlo Stanton — 49%
Jeffery Loria — 14%
Billy the Marlin — 8%
Toronto Blue Jays — 6%
A cheeky choice by the MLB Network to include the Blue Jays in the poll — last offseason the Marlins traded All-Stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson to Toronto.