For the past few weeks the Marlins have been linked to Don Mattingly as a possible hire for their vacant managerial position. After Mattingly and the Dodgers parted ways yesterday, a number of reports connected the two again. The question now becomes, would Mattingly be comfortable working under Jeffry Loria.
Even though he is 42-years-old, the Marlins re-signed Ichiro to a two-year contract at the beginning of the offseason. Now on the plus side of 40, Ichiro is still driven by the passion for the game of baseball.
The shortstop position for the Marlins was solid in 2015 as a result of Adeiny Hechavarria's solid play on both sides of the field.
On his way to claiming the batting title in the National League, Dee Gordon proved to an above average option at second base for at least the next couple of seasons.
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The New York Mets captured the National League pennant with their four-game sweep over the Chicago Cubs. But with just under a week before the World Series begins, will the long layoff hurt the Mets?
David Price is scheduled to pitch for the Blue Jays in game 6 and is determined to overcome his postseason struggles.
After surrendering an opportunity to capture the pennant on the road in Game 5, the Royals are still feeling confident as they head back home.
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Mattingly could become the next manager of the Marlins.
Renteria is just the latest to be linked to the opening.
Justin Bour took over the starting first base spot for the Marlins and ran with the position, but still had a mediocre campaign overall.
Miami 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.
Washington is reportedly open to moving Strasburg. He would be a valuable addition to the Marlins' pitching staff.