Flying Fish

Stanton and Sanchez should provide a ton of pop for the cost of, say, one week of A-Rod in 2011. Getty Images

Their best player is fighting to stay above the Mendoza Line. So's their new catcher. Last year's best power hitter was shipped out of town after getting too expensive. The second baseman they added to replace him is hitting like a glorified pitcher.

Yet here the Florida Marlins sit tied for the second-best record in the National League, and it's not a fluke. The Fish have the talent to be a legitimate contender this season.