As ridiculous as the idea may seem, MLB expanded their playoff format to include an additional wild-card team for a reason.
The reason is to give teams that normally are on the outside looking in on the playoffs a bit of hope. The Miami Marlins are currently 12.5 games out of the last wild-card spot, with 50 games to play. Stranger things have happened, look no further than the miraculous late postseason run made by the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays last year.
Even after trading away Hanley Ramirez, Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez, the Marlins still have some talented players.
If Miami has any chance in making a playoff surge, here are five players who will be key in that run.