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May 15, 2019, 1:00 pm

The Marlins are on pace to set a mark for MLB futility, the most losses in a season since 1899

We're a quarter of the way into the 2019, and the Miami Marlins are even worse than we thought they'd be

The Marlins are on pace to set a mark for MLB futility, the most losses in a season since 1899
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The Miami Marlins on Tuesday fell to their in-state rivals the Rays by a mark of 4-0 (box mark). That brings us to the pursuing #MarlinsFact: 

The Marlins have been shut out in 20 percent of their games this time period.

— Dayn Perry (@daynperry) May 15, 2019

Here's some different Marlins fact: They're now 10-30 on the time period. That makes for a .250 successful percent, and that means the 2019 Marlins are now on pace for a evidence of 41-121 (!). If that blue tendency someway holds, then those 121 losses would be the most in a time period in contemporary baseball game history. The enlargement 1962 Mets lost 120, and they soon hold the post-1900 evidence . To find more you must go all the way back to the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, who went 20-134 and their owners shipped their best players off to the different team they owned, the St. Louis Browns. 

In terms of post-1900 baseball game, the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics had the lowest successful percent of .235, but because they played a 154-game agenda they didn't rack up the most losses (they went 36-117). The Marlins aren't soon "besting" that mark, but in terms of walking off the tract in licking the most time period in a time period, they're on their way. Oh, and it's not a matter of mere bad luck: 

The Marlins, now through 40 games, are on pace for a -385 run differential. The worst mark since 1900 soon belongs to the 1932 Boston Red Sox, at -345.

— R.J. Anderson (@r_j_anderson) May 15, 2019

And they've done that while ranking just 21st in strength of agenda. 

None of this is all that surprising. The Marlins by, oh, August will ensure their 10th straight losing time period, and in recent months they've traded away their star players in exchange for thoroughly disappointing returns. Sure, we're just a quarter of the way through the time period, and in that sense it's premature to be talking about full-year paces. The 2019 Marlins, though, really are this bad, and they're likely going to wind up as one of the worst teams in history. The current standings say they're well on their way. 

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