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Miami Marlins morning news: Club wants to expand analytics department

The next manager might also have to consistently be aware of advance metrics. Plus notes on Larry Bowa and Adeiny Hechavarria.

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Marlins News

The next Marlins manager might have to utilize some form of advanced metrics. According to's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins are planning to create a three or four person staff to oversee the club's use of analytics:

The Marlins aren't planning on becoming completely reliant on data, but they recognize they've not taken advantage of it enough in recent years. That's mainly because they haven't devoted enough resources into advanced metrics.

Larry Bowa received a second interview with the Marlins last week, however the club is still expected to interview several more candidates.

Adeiny Hechavarria could soon be named Major League Baseball's best defensive player.

There are at least five things to watch as Miami searches for its next manager. Whether Don Mattingly gets involved is at least one of them.

Dan Jennings is set to return to the Marlins' front office.

Since 2015 was an "all in" year, the Marlins might take a different approach in 2016.

Hanley Ramirez is reportedly not on Miami's radar. But some fans like the possibility of a potential reunion.

Miami recently optioned utility infielder Donovan Solano to Triple-A New Orleans.

The Marlins are still deciding whether Marcell Ozuna is involved in their future plans.

Around the League

New York is expected to be among the clubs interested in Zack Greinke.

Addison Russell is out for the NLCS as a result of a hamstring injury.

Yadier Molina will have surgery on his thumb.

Jose Bautista's bat flip continues to make headlines.

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