2007 Florida Marlins season

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2007 Florida Marlins
Major League affiliations
Record 71–91 (.438)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Jeffrey Loria
Manager(s) Fredi Gonzalez
Local television FSN Florida
Sun Sports
Rich Waltz, Tommy Hutton, Craig Minervini
Local radio WQAM
Dave Van Horne, Roxy Bernstein
WQBA (Spanish)
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The Florida Marlins' 2007 season began with the team with the league's lowest payroll trying 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 Gonzalez.

Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest said that the team's goal from the start of the season was to compete in the playoffs.[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 Sanchez 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.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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

Game log[edit]

2007 Game Log


2007 Florida Marlins
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats[edit]


Starters by position[edit]

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 batters[edit]

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


Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO


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

Players Selected[edit]

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 system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League Dean Treanor
AA Carolina Mudcats Southern League Brandon Hyde
A Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League Luis Dorante
A Greensboro Grasshoppers South Atlantic League Edwin Rodríguez
Short-Season A Jamestown Jammers New York–Penn League Darin Everson
Rookie GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League Tim Cossins


  • 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.