After last night's game, the Marlins kept the clubhouse door closed so the players could hold a team meeting.
Once again, we go to Joe Capozzi.
"It doesn't take a genius to figure out that we've been flat for the last five to eight games. It just so happens we won in Washington, but even then our intensity could've been better,' said second baseman Dan Uggla.
"We have to take it upon ourselves as a team to be more competitive and be more focused when we're playing and have more intensity. That's the biggest thing - be able to bounce back when something may not go right early in the game.'
"We have to have better intensity. We've got to be able to bounce back after a first inning where they score a couple of runs. We have to take it upon ourselves to raise our play to a higher level,' Uggla said.
"There's no doubt in my mind that all 25 of us in this room can do that. You can be expecting to see a different team tomorrow.'
it is nice to see that Uggla is taking charge or at least has become the front of the team to the media. The Marlins have been needing this for some time. Wes Helms, does a great job as a veteran presence, but there is only so much you can do when you're mostly a bench player turned part-time starter. Helms one day will make an excellent coach and hopefully within the Marlins organization but his words, at this point, don't carry the same weight with the young guys as the person who is leading the team in batting average, runs batted in and home runs. You would think it wouldn't matter who stepped up in these situations, but it does. Danny has been carrying this team for awhile offensively, and now he is doing it as one of the team leaders.
Let's get this man a contract.