Long on talent, short on experience

Originally Published: April 18, 2006
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

MIAMI -- Hanley Ramirez admits he wears No. 2 in honor of his idol, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

First baseman Mike Jacobs nicknamed John Patterson's curve "Bugs Bunny" after the Nationals right-hander struck out 13 Marlins.

Before that game, rookie manager Joe Girardi had his players working on their fielding for three hours.

These are the 2006 Marlins -- a group of talented, inexperienced and happy youngsters who arrived from around the world and developed in various major ...

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