As 2016 mercifully (RIP celebrities) draws to a close, the time has come here at Marlin Maniac to take stock of the current state of the Miami Marlins. Did the hometown nine do enough holiday shopping to be competitive in 2017, or is disappointment and regression heading our way next season?
The answer is complicated, but it’s also an answer that should be well familiar to Marlins fans.
Yes, they have done just enough…if everything goes right.
The Marlins are absolutely better today than they were on the last day of the season. But are they better than they were on September 24th, before the passing of franchise face Jose Fernandez?