2014 Miami Marlins Analysis

2014 Miami Marlins Key to Success: Introduction

The Miami Marlins have another difficult season ahead of them in 2014. Just like last year, success will be defined not necessarily by wins, but by player development. This year, there is a new set of players who will represent keys to success.

Kershaw extension: A peek into Fernandez's future

The Los Angeles Dodgers just signed an ace starter to the biggest average annual value of any deal in league history. It offers us a glimpse as to what the Marlins may expect from Jose Fernandez if everything goes right.

Marlins Key Questions: Carter Capps in the bullpen

The Miami Marlins are counting on Carter Capps, acquired in the Logan Morrison trade, to take over a key role in the bullpen. Can he manage that in 2014?

Marlins Key Questions: Filling the rotation

The Miami Marlins have four pitchers who should fill a rotation spot. Who will grab the fifth and final place in the starting rotation in 2014?

Marlins Key Questions: Hechavarria on offense

The Miami Marlins' biggest offensive hole is at shortstop, where potential Gold Glove defender Adeiny Hechavarria has failed to develop entirely at the plate. Can his offense pick up?

Marlins Key Questions: Ozuna in center field

The Miami Marlins have two center fielders in the running for the Opening Day job, and Marcell Ozuna is the current frontrunner. How will he handle the position in his second year?

Marlins Key Questions: Casey McGehee's return

The next important question for the Miami Marlins in the 2014 season is how Casey McGehee will fare in his return stateside after a successful season in Japan.

Jose Fernandez and regression to the mean

Miami Marlins fans should not expect a repeat performance of Jose Fernandez's stellar 2013 season, but not because of any "sophomore slump," but rather because no player should be expected to continue that type of performance.

Marlins Key Questions: Jones and platoon splits

Mike Redmond and the Miami Marlins are prepared to try Garrett Jones versus left-handed pitching. How much of a mistake is this?

2014 Key Questions: Furcal and second base

The Miami Marlins are expected to bat Rafael Furcal in the leadoff spot. Is he the best player for the job?

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