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Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens, Florida, United States. Established in 1993 as an expansion franchise, the Marlins are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The Marlins play their home games at Land Shark Stadium, also home to the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes. Florida Marlins are notable for winning the World Series twice (1997, 2003) in the only two times they've made it to the postseason. They have never won first place in their division, advancing to the playoffs both times as the National League Wild Card winner. They are the only team to date to have won all of their postseason series.

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Florida Marlins ticketsThe Marlins ended the 2009 Season with their 3rd best record in franchise history, 87-75, topped only by the 1997 (92) and 2003 (91) World Series championship teams. However, the status of Fredi Gonzalez for the 2010 season was put in question when a report by ESPN's Buster Olney said the Marlins had made contact with Bobby Valentine. The Marlins put those rumors to rest days later confirming that the all-time winningest manager in franchise history would be remain at the helm. On the other hand, pitching coach Mark Wiley and infield/first-base coach Andy Fox were not retained.

Soon after the World Series, which saw division rival Philadelphia lose to the New York Yankees, the Marlins began their off-season. On November 5, Jeremy Hermida was dealt to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for 2 prospects, pitchers Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez. The team also saw a higher number of awards handed out to the team, as Ramirez notched his second straight Silver Slugger award, and Coghlan was named the National League Rookie of the Year.

On December 20, 2009, the Marlins made a five-year offer worth $13 million for the hard-throwing southpaw, Aroldis Chapman, who defected from Cuba earlier in the year. The plan would be for Chapman to start in the minors before debuting in the majors. The Marlins are competing with the big market Red Sox, Mets, and Yankees for the heralded lefty.