Marlins and Angels are getting what they deserve

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Vince Lombardi once said “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Which is pretty much the story of these two team’s seasons so far.

Both teams made major additions to their team. The Marlins have gotten Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle, and the Angels get Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson. Plus, they both have more than two aces, so they can’t go wrong, right? Wrong. Both have gotten out to bad starts, proving that quote something to live by.

Even though both have great talent, they simply aren’t executing it in the right way. The Angels are trying to make everything centered around Albert, and expecting CJ to do incredibly. Which is the wrong expectation, meaning the other players aren’t worked hard enough, meaning the others lack plus Albert and CJ are under too much pressure.

The Marlins, on the other hand, are expecting too much from other players. Mark Buehrle’s ERA is closer to four than it is to 3, Jose Reyes is batting .238 – they need more pressure on them.

This just proves that getting talent isn’t enough – you have to have chemistry, and execute it in the right way.

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2 thoughts on “Marlins and Angels are getting what they deserve

  1. I bet in 30 games they will both be close to first place. Poor little Albert just needs to adjust to his new league. Once he does that, look out!

  2. Obi

    Maybe this is just how it is for teams that make blockbuster acquisitions in the off-season. They start slow because it takes a while to gel and some players feel the pressure to justify their mega-zillions.

    Think of Miami Heat last year, Red Sox last year, Phila Eagles this year — they all got off to slow starts. They all eventually got better but it took time…

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