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The Miami Marlins have made a lot of noise with their loud look, innovative stadium and young talent.
Miami started the season cold, going 8-14 in April. Since, they have a record of 23-10. Led by the powerful Giancarlo Stanton, Miami has gone from last to second in a little over a month's time.
Still, Miami isn't very likely to keep their strong start going into the summer.
The Marlins have seemed to be a streaky team with plenty of young talent, but they're lacking the veteran leadership a team needs to reach a division title.
Veteran free-agent signing Jose Reyes has played well, but he has not lived up to the expectations for him when he signed a huge contract to play in Miami. Reyes, the defending NL batting champion, is only hitting .278, but he is leading the team with 60 hits. His slugging percentage has also dropped to .363.
Despite some success at the plate, the Marlins still have a minus-six run differential. Their pitchers have had trouble striking opponents out and are No. 15 in the NL with only 369.
The Marlins will have to play well for another month or two before they can be seriously considered a favorite in the NL East.