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Miami Marlins morning news: Prospect shines in AFL

Miami's number 14 prospect J.T. Riddle led the Mesa Solar Sox with both his bat and glove to secure the team's first victory in the Arizona Fall League. Plus links on Dee Gordon and Justin Bour.

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Marlins News

Kentucky's "Mr. Baseball" 2010 J.T. Riddle stole the show in Mesa's first win of the 2015 AFL campaign by hitting a home run and displaying slick fielding skills to show why he is the organization's 14th best prospect right now.

Dee Gordon had a fantastic first year in Miami and blew preseason predictions out of the water. Marlin Maniac broke down all of his numbers and analyzed what went right for Gordon this season.

Justin Bour wasn't Miami's Opening Day first baseman, but he manned the position for the majority of the season. He excelled as a pinch hitter, and turned a few heads in September. But will he be the starter as the new campaign starts?

The Marlins' AAA affiliate, the New Orleans Zephyrs, will remain where they are for at least another five years after it was agreed that the Louisiana Stadium and Expedition District would now manage Zephyr stadium.

Around the League

The Blue Jays will live to fight another day as they beat the Royals 7-1 in game five of the ALCS to bring the best of seven series to 3-2.

Despite sweeping the Cubs to reach the World Series for the first time since 2000, the Mets paid the price by losing star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes due to a sore shoulder in the second inning.

Lucas Duda tied the record for most RBIs by a Mets player in postseason history (five), in just two innings last night.

Former Red Sox battery Jason Varitek has reportedly interviewed for the vacant manager position in Seattle.

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins should pursue Stephen Strasburg if he becomes available - Fish Stripes

The former sensation would create a formidable 1-2 punch with Jose Fernandez.

2015 Miami Marlins Season Review: J.T. Realmuto - Fish Stripes

The rookie catcher was called upon early in 2015, and he delivered on his potential.

Miami Marlins Snarkbox: Dee Gordon extension, payroll - Fish Stripes

Fish Stripes' take on Joe Frisaro's inbox segment.

Yovani Gallardo could emerge as 'realistic' free agent target for Miami Marlins - Fish Stripes

The veteran could fit into Miami's payroll plan for next season.