Wednesday, April 4, 2012
It's Opening Day, which means it is time for us to post our annual compilation of season projections. Ted and I have compiled as many season previews and projections as we could find, and presented them in one spreadsheet for your reading pleasure. We looked for as many projection systems we could find (CAIRO, Marcel, Depth Charts, etc.), and also included less scientific projections from major media outlets and a few of our favorite blogs. Did we miss anything? Drop us a line in the comments, and we'll add it.
Here is our spreadsheet. Links to the individual projections are included in the spreadsheet. The Marlins are expected to post around 86 wins this season, with a range of 80 to 90. Even the low end has the Marlins adding 10 wins compared to their disappointing 2011 campaign, but that likely will not be enough to please the fans or Jeff Loria. Unlike last year, when we thought the team's 83-79 projection was perhaps a win or two too high, we think the team might be able to outperform 86 wins so long as all the key contributors stay healthy.
Baseball is back! Here's to a memorable season...