Byline: Jerry Brewer
NEW YORK _ For the sake of cynicism, the comparison must be made.
In 1997, the Florida Marlins won the World Series, faced an uncertain offseason, disassembled the team and ruined baseball in South Florida.
Six years later, the Marlins have another World Series title and another uncertain offseason.
Distrust dictates doubt. The Marlins, under different ownership now, ask for faith.
"There's going to be a lot of decisions to make," third baseman Mike Lowell said. "But I hope our management is capable of keeping this team together."
There is hope, and then there is reality. The Marlins have nine free …