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Miami Marlins don't need notably active offseason to compete in 2016

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The Marlins have the core. They just need to build around it.

There is no reason to reconstruct the entire roster heading into 2016.

The Marlins are not going to end the season in last place. While the Mets have run away with the division and the Nationals are a bit behind, Miami is in a position to end the year in front of both the Phillies and Braves. This should not be considered an accomplishment, since many felt the Marlins would compete for one of two Wild Card spots this season.

An overhaul is not necessary, especially considering the Marlins have been plagued by injuries all season. Giancarlo Stanton's hand. Jose Fernandez's shoulder. Henderson Alvarez's shoulder. Carter Capps' elbow. Jarred Cosart's vertigo. And that is only a beginning.

As 2015 comes to an end, some will suggest it is time yet again for the Marlins to turn the page. But the young club has one of the best records in baseball in September. The offense is producing consistently, even without Stanton, and the young pitching is thriving and did so even without Fernandez. Defensively, the Marlins have been consistent, especially up the middle.

Instead of trading key pieces away, the Marlins should again consult the formula they used last offseason. Last winter, they added speed, offense and some pitching. This offseason, the primary concern should be finding a manager and adding starting pitching. As the adage goes, you can never have too much pitching. The Marlins have witnessed that first hand this season.

Offensively, an upgrade or platoon at first base would probably be ideal. Miami also has to determine whether or not Marcell Ozuna will be a part of its future. If he will be, the outfield is set. If not, the Marlins need to go shopping for a center fielder.

A.J. Ramos has had a fairly effective year, however additional bullpen help might be necessary. The Marlins have several quality arms. Adding one of two more could create a different outcome in a handful of games.

The Marlins have already gone through the rebuilding process. Adeiny Hechavarria, Yelich, Stanton, Fernandez and Dee Gordon are all part of club's core. It is simply time to determine what needs to be done in order to make the core better.

As the end of the season approaches, the Marlins do not have to rebuild or trade away key players. Instead, reevaluating and adding should help them compete within the division next season.