You could imagine Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen and the rest of the front office brass having a meeting during All-Star weekend. Reminiscing on a first half of the season that included almost every member of the Marlins underachieving, both sides could agree that this isn't going as planned.
The Marlins have long awaited this season to have their turn in the spotlight.
They had a new brand new ballpark—a state-of-the-art air conditioned park that made the hot South Florida weather a non-factor. They also spent a lot of money on free agents and hired a former World Series winning manager to help guide the team.
Things could absolutely be worse, even though the Marlins find themselves nine games out of first place in the NL East, they are just five games out of the wild card race.
The playoffs are within reach and the Marlins certainly have the talent to compete for a spot. Here are five simple adjustments that can certainly help the team improve in the second-half.