All you hear in baseball now days are the New York Yankees. Oh, New York this, New York that. And whenever you try to find someone who cares they just laugh at you. In the off season, the Yankees squandered billions of their richest payrolls, going overboard in trying to upgrade a tumult team. But the Steinbrenner’s ridiculously went overboard, when they spent $1.5 billion in creations of their majestic venue that hasn’t brought much fortune. Instead it enhanced damn near every one of their opposing team’s batting averages and home runs percentages.

Alright that’s enough ridiculing the Yankees. I haven’t even begun covering the main issues yet, and I almost have a complete story on the Stinkees. I know that’s wrong, but hey sometimes the truth hurts, particularly when there’s another team in baseball better than the Yankees. Sorry, but the team I’m most impress with are the Florida Marlins. It’s a franchise with an epitome that baseball doesn’t just revolve around money. With the lowest player’s payroll in the majors, the Fish are the hottest team in April and the best team in the NL East, an unexpected treat for those New Yorkers enjoying the gigantic red apple behind center field and the new cozy seats of Citi Field.

Meanwhile anointing a team for its new stadium isn’t how to credit a team. This time anointing a team in the ragged Dolphin’s Stadium deserves credit. The Fish have came out swimming with wins in 10 of the first 11 games, starting with a five-game edge over the Braves, Mets, 5 ½ advantage over the defending champs Phillies, obviously a team know for its slow starts and 10 games over the Natinals. Wait who? Oh, I ran into a tiny spelling error, I meant the Nationals. As the Marlins claim a five-game lead, it set a historic mark. The two-time champs in 1997 and 2003, never claimed a five-game lead for the largest lead in team history. But may I remind you, the Marlins finally lost in a demolition Monday night to Pittsburgh, still it shouldn’t hurt them as much.

Maybe this hot start is the beginning to a new era, maybe it’s a positive indication of postseason bound or maybe it’s a positive note to the uninteresting fan base in Miami. As you all know, whenever a local team starts producing wins, it normally lures fans out to the ballparks. And this could mean increase in revenue, maybe not much as the Yankees, but enough to earn decent profit. But it isn’t the money that counts, it’s the fans zest and commitment to a team without this much triumph since Josh Beckett pitched an astonishing Game 7, to lead the Marlins to a World Series title in ’03 against the Yankees.

In fact those triumphant memories live on, but now it’s getting a true grasp of this newer version. In fairness, a debate on whether the Fish are real or an illusion is kind of hard to tell until deeper into the season. But judging them today, it’s easy to argue their en route to their first postseason appearance since their instant classic ignited baseball in such an astounding aspect that baseball wouldn’t mind seeing a young nucleus shock the world. And there’s a good chance the Marlins rises and dazzles in the postseason, after all the fast start is a resemblance of the ’97 and ’03 Marlins.

You don’t want to speak too fast or too soon, after all it’s a division were teams are know for late surges such as the Phillies. With their tendency of heating up at the final month of the season, there’s no telling if it will end up a tight race between the Mets or Phillies. And unlike last year, the Mets strengthen up their bullpen woes by signing the record-setting closer Francisco Rodriguez and J. J. Putz, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever who was acquired from Seattle. It’s a competitive division, and it might come down to a duel. But the standings currently highlight the Marlins as the most superb, holding sole possession of first place, with an impressive start, plenty of speed and young emerging stars.

For now, they have resonated into a probable team that can duplicate 84-wins or more. Meanwhile it’s adequate to suspect them to present damage within the NL East, since the Phillies and the wealthy Mets illustrates lethargy of late. And they're making this happen without paying players ridiculous salary, currently paying less than any other major league team. Money apparently isn’t everything as the Marlins are grinding out victories, despite losing to the Pirates, they could’ve actually passed as the highest paid team.

The Yankees are the highest paid team, and they’ve being sluggish, but everyone tends to give in to them because of the mystique hallmark, which symbolizes nothing less than winning the pennant. As for teams with lesser demands such as the Fish, everyone tends to ignore them in which they pass up something amazing or wonderful. For many, they have missed sensational players transcend a probable season into a possible playoff appearance. Their young stars play with poise and toughness by rarely yielding stolen bases and very seldom committing errors in part of their brilliant defense. From the pugnacious shortstop Hanley Ramirez, All Star second baseman Dan Uggla and up-and-coming future stars Cameron Maybin and Emilio Bonifacio, hopes are beneficial.

Low paying teams are flawless, if they have the necessities to win. And the Marlins have all the necessities early on, which have had them on a tear until meeting the Pirates. The Yankees are unimportant in baseball, and the Fish haven’t earned their respect. Maybe it's bad timing to care for New York, perhaps maybe its good timing to give kudos to the flying Fish.


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