Kind of an interesting stat: The Marlins have 6 players with over 150 ABs batting over .300. Plus, they're about to get last year's batting champion back from suspension. They're a pretty fun team to watch, and despite the ownership, I'm rooting for them to make the playoffs this year
And Ichiro is the only part-timer among that group of 6, with 188 PA. The other 5 all have at least 273 PA.
Wow, the Marlins are tied for the 2nd wildcard in the NL. I do hate Loria, but it's more about the Montreal thing. For all their cheapness and tear-downs, I actually think the Marlins take a pretty interesting approach to roster construction, and it is fun to see them relevant.