The Marlins have a lot of issues facing them just two weeks into the 2015 season, with one of the more pressing issues being their starting rotation. In the Marlins series against the Mets over the weekend, no starting pitcher made it past the sixth inning. That is a cause for concern going forward, as Miami's bullpen has already logged over 47 innings. Here is what Mike Redmond had to say about the rotation, per Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post:
"I'm happy and pleased with the way our offense kept battling. We had some great at bats, gave ourselves a good opportunity. But at the end of the day, you can't win at the big league level if your starter's going three innings. We don't have enough pitchers down there to have guys warming up in the fourth inning every night and we've seen that all week."
Had it not been for Dee Gordon, the Marlins' line-up would be struggling with consistency from top to bottom. Dee has been a surprising bright spot at the top of the order by posting a batting line of .389/.404/.500.
The Marlins have not opened the season well and reports are that Jeffrey Loria is already considering firing manager Mike Redmond. If Redmond is fired, Wally Backman is considered to be a candidate.
The beginning of the Marlins season has been not so great. Here is a look at what has gone right and wrong thus far in 2015.
Around the Leauge
The MLB Network announced that starting tonight the network will utilize StatCast during their broadcasts, which will show stats such as how hard a ball is hit.
Carlos Rodon was called up by the Chicago White Sox and is expected to start out in the bullpen. Rodon was selected third in the 2014 draft, which was the pick after the Marlins selected Tyler Kolek.
The Mets announced that starting catcher Travis d'Arnaud and bullpen arm Jerry Blevens would be shelved for three and six weeks respectively.
Andrew McKirahan, who was with the Marlins during Spring Training, of the Atlanta Braves was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
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