MLB has launched a public relations campaign aimed at changing its perception of the Marlins baseball club.
In an effort to “melt the ice” on the franchise, the league said Tuesday it is revamping its fan base rating system for the Marlins, a major-league baseball franchise that has not played in a postseason since 2007.
The new ratings system is a major departure from the Marlins’ previous ratings system, which had a 1.00 rating, meaning that a fan who watched every Marlins game in its entire history was given a rating of one.
The Marlins were rated 1.20 by MLB.com in the spring of 2015 and have been rated a disappointing 1.08 in 2017, with a -0.2 to -0 (minus) rating in 2018.
This year’s ratings, which will be announced in a month, have been met with criticism by some of the club’s fans and some of its players.
“This is not a good sports team,” said Mike Trout, who led the Marlins in batting average and RBIs last year.
“We need to go back to the drawing board.”
While MLB has long touted the fact that its ratings are the most accurate in the major leagues, the Marlins have struggled to score points.
The franchise finished last season in the bottom 10 in baseball with a winning percentage of -6.2.
This season, the team has scored just eight runs, tied for the worst mark in the league, and its ERA stands at a career-worst 3.88.
The team’s struggles are the result of a long history of injury to key players, including star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury last June.
While the team’s front office has tried to address the issues with the players, it hasn’t always worked.
MLB has also had a tough time building a winning culture, and this year’s roster has been plagued by injury and inconsistent play.
The most recent player to leave the team was catcher Jose Reyes, who signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
MLB’s newest ratings system will include a new player rating system that will include players who have played at least 150 games, according to the league.
In addition, MLB will offer a new tool to help fans rate players, the decibel level, which is measured by how loud they can be.
MLB will also be providing a new website that will help fans gauge the fan reaction to the team and the players and will help create a more positive, inclusive and respectful atmosphere for fans in the future.
“Fans are the best part of baseball,” said John Murphy, executive vice president of communications for MLB.
“They are the reason we are a world-class sport and a premier destination for the most passionate fans in sports.
We will continue to strive to create a home for the fans who support this team and their passion.” “
The Marlins have done a tremendous job of creating a community where the fans can be proud of their team.
We will continue to strive to create a home for the fans who support this team and their passion.”
MLB will be releasing more details about the new ratings in the next few months.