Baseball – like any sport – is a mental game. Attitude is everything. Jason Marquis is a firm believer of that fact.
He is the projected starter for Opening Day, bringing 231 starts over 10 major league seasons, and his head is in it to win it.
“I feel like you play 162 games, to win 162 games,” Marquis told Florida Today. “You don’t put expectations like, ‘Oh, I hope we get to .500 this year.’ I hope we win 162 games.
“Now, obviously has it ever been done? No. But that’s the mentality you should take. Treat each and every day as an individual, treat each game as its own and try to win one game at a time, get an out at a time, make plays and execute, and I think it will lead to a good season.”
Marquis’ guidance and leadership as a veteran could prove to be a moral boost for a team that’s trying to carve a new, winning path this season.