What the Chicago Cubs Can Learn From the 2003 Florida Marlins

July 3, 2009 by  

The 2003 World Champion Florida Marlins lineup consisted of Juan Pierre, Luis Castillo, Pudge Rodriguez, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Lowell, Derrek Lee, Alex Gonzalez, and Edwin Encarnacion.  This was the same team that infamously beat the Chicago Cubs in the 2003 World Series, and claimed their second championship in six years. 

The Cubs should have been taking notes. 

The construction of every major league baseball team from that point forward should have been to copy the Marlins recipe for success.  This is how you build winning baseball.  They had a nasty rotation of Josh Beckett, Carl Pavano, Dontrelle Willis (although he was brutal in the playoffs), and Brad Penny.  Sure there were other guys, b...

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