Miami Marlins: How They Can Quickly Turn Things Around

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Miami Marlins: How They Can Quickly Turn Things Around
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With all the hype surrounding them before pitchers and catchers even reported, the Miami Marlins, up until this point, have been nothing short of a disappointment.

The franchise went from the black-and-teal Florida Marlins playing in Sun Life Stadium to the brand new Crayola-colorful Miami Marlins, with a brand new ball park that has the entire city of Miami buzzing.

After signing big names like Jose Reyes, Mark Beuhrle, Carlos Zambrano and Heath Bell in the offseason, the Marlins followed their inner-city pals, the Miami Heat, in clinging to mediocrity in their first year together.

Reyes, last year's NL batting champ, has struggled this season, batting .272 with one home run and 13 RBI.

After following manager Ozzie Guillen from Chicago to Miami, Beuhrle has yet to find his form, posting a 5-6 record and an ERA just under 3.50.

Not to mention that All-Star 3B Hanley Ramirez has been inconsistent ever since his shoulder surgery last season.

But all is not lost for the Marlins.

Despite their skittish start through the first 60 games, the Marlins are still two games above .500 and only five games behind first place Washington Nationals.

Miami has too much talent to not be successful this season. The Heat ended up finding their groove in the second half of the season last year and ended up in the NBA Finals.

There's no reason the Marlins can't do the same.

Here are five reasons why they will.

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