It's not easy unearthing positives for the Marlins from their train wreck of a 2012 season, but here's one: they dominated the San Francisco Giants. Yep, the Marlins went to town on the Giants, who swept the Detroit Tigers in four games to capture their second World Series title in three years.
The Marins went 5-2 against San Fran, sweeping a three-game series in northern California and splitting a four-game set at Marlins Park. All seven games were played in May, the one month in which the Marlins fooled everyone by making it look as though they might be legitimate, and four of the Marlins' wins were one-run decisions.
The only opponent the Marlins did better against: the Padres. The Marlins went 5-1 vs. San Diego.
The only opponent that gave the Giants more trouble was the Nationals, who won five of six from San Francisco.
All of which goes to show, May doesn't mean diddly.
With the World Series over in quick fashion, the Marlins are now at liberty to name a new manager. However, word is they intend to interview more candidates beyond the three (Mike Redmond, Bryan Price and Larry Bowa) they spoke with last week.