The rebranded Miami Marlins added Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and others while retaining stars like Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson. They had a shiny new, publicly-funded stadium and some of the gaudiest uniforms this side of the 1970s Houston Astros.
An underwhelming season thus far has proven that the new Marlins are a lot like the old Marlins. By shipping Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Marlins completed their second significant trade of the week and signaled that once again, they will be letting down what few fans they have.
Believe it or not, the Marlins are not the most agonizing team a fan can root for. Whether it is the constant losing by the Chicago Cubs or the endless legal difficulties of the Cincinnati Bengals, several other teams are even more cruel to their fans.