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Marlins extend contracts with the Minor League Clubs

The Marlins have extended the contracts with the Minor League Clubs for next season.

The Florida Marlins announced Monday they have extended their player development contracts with New Orleans, Jacksonville and Greensboro through the 2012 season.

So if you own any of the minor league team's paraphernalia, wear it proudly because the Marlins are still associated with the cities.  This is a good move in that the young players can get adjusted to playing in hot and humid conditions.  Not to mention that the pitchers can learn to grip the ball and throw in the rain.   While the fielders can learn to catch a ball when sweat and rain is blurring their vision.  For now, this is a necessary skill to acquire.