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We're Number One

Unfortunately it is something you never want to be number one at.

As the Marlins continue to lead the National League in errors, they are now on pace to set a team record.

Florida has 47 errors, on pace for 146 for the season, which would smash the record of 129 in 1998. The Marlins are last in the National League with a .975 fielding percentage.

The biggest culprits: The left side of the infield.

Miguel Cabrera and Hanley Ramirez each have the worst fielding percentage in the majors at their positions. Cabrera (.913) leads all third basemen with 11 errors and Ramirez (.948) has 10 errors, the most among NL shortstops.

The shaky defense has coincided with the departure of infield coach Perry Hill, who resigned late in spring training for family reasons. Hill's replacement, Andy Fox, did not join the club until late March.

Hill is known around baseball as one of the game's top defensive coaches. He coached five Gold Glove winners in his career.

Gonzalez, though, does not seem concerned.

"It doesn't bother me because I know they are trying," he said.

"We can't do anything, we've got to put them out there. There isn't a cure. There isn't a pill you can take. You've got to go out there and keep working."

There is no doubt the errors aren't helping anything and probably has cost the team some wins.  The left side of the infield has been nonchalant on too many ground balls and throws to the bases.  But they aren't the only culprits, just the biggest repeat offenders.

While it is true that Perry would have been livid by now and probably kicked their butts every which way to Sunday.  Still, it is kinda hard to place the blame on Andy Fox.  Fox, by all accounts, knows fielding but he is still getting his feet wet in his new role on the coaching staff.

Almost all, if not all, of the blame falls to the players.  They know what to do, they are just being lax in doing it.  And you can yell at them all you want, but only they can get their heads in the game on every pitch.