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The Florida Marlins' 2007 season was the 15th season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in the National League. It would begin with the team attempting to improve on their promising 78-84 record in 2006. Despite the success of the team under manager Joe Girardi, he was fired and replaced with Fredi González.

2007 Florida Marlins
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record71–91 (.438)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Jeffrey Loria
General manager(s)Larry Beinfest
Manager(s)Fredi González
Local televisionFSN Florida
Sun Sports
Rich Waltz, Tommy Hutton, Craig Minervini
Local radioWQAM
Dave Van Horne, Roxy Bernstein
WQBA (Spanish)
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Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest said that the team's goal from the start of the season was to compete in the playoffs. However, failed to make the playoffs for the 4th consecutive season.[1]

The Marlins had two goals to address during the 2006 offseason: they needed a new closer because '06 closer Joe Borowski signed with the Cleveland Indians as a free agent, and the Marlins saw the need for a new center fielder. They had platooned Eric Reed, Reggie Abercrombie, Chris Aguila, Cody Ross, and Alfredo Amézaga in the position in 2006, with backup shortstop Amézaga making most of the starts at that position later in the season. The Marlins had added some new relief pitchers since 2006, trading Chris Resop to the Los Angeles Angels for Kevin Gregg and shipping prospects Jason Vargas and Adam Bostick to the New York Mets for Henry Owens and Matt Lindstrom. Lindstrom has been a closer during his time in the minors and has a fastball that reached 100 mph on radar guns in winter league play during the 2006 offseason.[1] The Marlins saw much competition for their closer role, with Ricky Nolasco, Renyel Pinto, Mike Koplove, Gregg, Lindstrom, and Owens all candidates for the job.[1] In April, newly acquired Jorge Julio was named closer, but on May 13, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies for Byung-hyun Kim.

The Marlins signed center fielder Alex Sánchez to a minor league deal in the offseason, who competed for the Marlins' center field job with Reed, Abercrombie, Ross, and Amézaga. Beinfest said that the Marlins tried to trade for a proven center fielder but were asked for too much in order to get one.[1] However, Sánchez was released at the end of spring training and the starting role was handed to rookie Alejandro De Aza.

Contents

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League EastEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 89 73 0.549 47–34 42–39
New York Mets 88 74 0.543 1 41–40 47–34
Atlanta Braves 84 78 0.519 5 44–37 40–41
Washington Nationals 73 89 0.451 16 40–41 33–48
Florida Marlins 71 91 0.438 18 36–45 35–46


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2007 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 4–2 4–2 2–4 8–10 6–1 5–2 8–10 2–5 3–4 5–1 5–4 10–8 10–8 4–3 6–1 8–7
Atlanta 2–4 5–4 1–6 4–2 10–8 3–3 4–3 5–2 9–9 9–9 5–1 5–2 4–3 3–4 11–7 4–11
Chicago 2–4 4–5 9–9 5–2 0–6 8–7 2–5 9–6 2–5 3–4 8–7 3–5 5–2 11–5 6–1 8–4
Cincinnati 4–2 6–1 9–9 2–4 4–3 4–11 2–4 8–7 2–5 2–4 9–7 2–4 4–3 6–9 1–6 7-11
Colorado 10–8 2–4 2–5 4–2 3–3 3–4 12–6 4–2 4–2 4–3 4–3 11–8 10–8 3–4 4–3 10–8
Florida 1–6 8–10 6–0 3–4 3–3 2–3 4–3 2–5 7–11 9–9 3–4 3–4 1–6 2–4 8–10 9–9
Houston 2–5 3–3 7–8 11–4 4–3 3-2 4–3 5–13 2–5 3–3 5–10 4–3 2–4 7–9 2–5 9–9
Los Angeles 10–8 3–4 5–2 4–2 6–12 3–4 3–4 3–3 5–5 4–2 5–2 8–10 10–8 3–3 5–1 5–10
Milwaukee 5–2 2–5 6–9 7–8 2–4 5–2 13–5 3–3 2–4 3–4 10–6 2–5 4–5 7–8 4–2 8–7
New York 4–3 9–9 5–2 5–2 2–4 11–7 5–2 5–5 4–2 6–12 4–2 2–4 4–2 5–2 9–9 8–7
Philadelphia 1-5 9–9 4–3 4–2 3–4 9–9 3–3 2–4 4–3 12–6 4–2 4–3 4–4 6–3 12–6 8–7
Pittsburgh 4–5 1–5 7–8 7–9 3–4 4–3 10–5 2–5 6–10 2–4 2–4 1–6 4–2 6–12 4–2 5–10
San Diego 8–10 2–5 5–3 4–2 8–11 4–3 3–4 10–8 5–2 4–2 3–4 6–1 14–4 3–4 4–2 6–9
San Francisco 8–10 3–4 2–5 3–4 8–10 6–1 4–2 8–10 5–4 2–4 4–4 2–4 4–14 4–1 3–4 5–10
St. Louis 3–4 4–3 5–11 9–6 4–3 4-2 9–7 3–3 8–7 2–5 3–6 12–6 4–3 1–4 1–5 6–9
Washington 1–6 7–11 1–6 6–1 3–4 10-8 5–2 1–5 2–4 9–9 6–12 2–4 2–4 4–3 5–1 9–9


Game logEdit

2007 game log

RosterEdit

2007 Florida Marlins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO

DraftEdit

This is a partial list. For the full draft, see here.

Players SelectedEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality School
1 12 Matt Dominguez (3B)   United States Chatsworth High School
2 76 Michael Stanton (CF)   United States Notre Dame High School
3 106 Jameson Smith (C)   United States Fresno CC
4 136 Bryan Peterson (RF)   United States UC-Irvine
5 166 Steven Cishek (RHP)   United States Carson-Newman College

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Florida Marlins Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Florida Marlins Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ a b c d "The Official Site of the Florida Marlins". GM: Closer, center to come from within. Archived from the original on February 10, 2007. Retrieved February 8, 2007.