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Florida Marlins Vs. New York Mets Preview: Marlins to Play Young Talent

The Florida Marlins (62-61) begin a six-game road trip in Citi Field against the New York Mets (62-62).

The Marlins come in having won five of six and send their ace Josh Johnson to the mound. The Mets counter with knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey, who has been a pleasant surprise.

Johnson is coming off a good outing where he pitched eight innings of two-run baseball against the Pirates. That isn’t saying much, but it’s a great sign to see him bounce back from his worst outing of the year against the Reds.

The remainder of the season will be spent evaluating young talent. With Cody Ross heading to the Giants in a waiver claim, expect Cameron Maybin to be called up to the majors.

This will be Maybin’s last opportunity to demonstrate his worth to the front office. Who would’ve thought that the best prospect the Marlins received in return for Miguel Cabrera would be “the hopper” Burke Badenhop, Marlins long reliever?

In the end, the rest of the season will be a showcase for the Marlins’ young talent. If I were the Marlins organization, I would send a clear message to the fanbase by signing our best player this year—”and his name is Dan Uggla!”

For a more in-depth preview of the series, check out an article written by fellow Bleacher Report writer Frank Gray, editor of the Mets Gazette. He’s an excellent writer and colleague and should be your primary source for anything Met-related.

The article is a must read and features yours truly in a five-question interview.

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Ten Reasons Why The Future Looks Bright for the Marlins

The Marlins, a young franchise, with two World Series titles on their resume, have to be excited for the future.  Over the years they have been the subject of ridicule for their attendance numbers and low payroll.  The fan base has witnessed not one, but two World Series teams get dismantled for financial reasons.

However, now more than ever, the enthusiasm behind this team is growing and here are the ten reasons why:

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