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Miami Marlins morning news: Fences to be moved in for 2016

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Many people expected it, but President David Samson has confirmed that the outfield fences at Marlins Park will be moved in and lowered in some way. Plus links on Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki.

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Marlins News

In an attempt to haul the Marlins out of the basement of home run-hitting teams, the organization has decided to alter the dimensions of the park to make the stadium more hitter-friendly next season. Since 2012, Marlins Park has seen the second-fewest homers in the league.

Ichiro Suzuki will continue his quest for 3000 hits in South Florida as the team has signed him to another 1-year deal. This is despite his huge slide (10 for 72) to end the season.

The Marlins also discussed the future of the front office as well as the two aforementioned topics at the end-of-year press conference. Samson said that Dan Jennings was the GM of this team, but he wasn't present.

Dee Gordon had a historic first year with the Marlins, but what can we expect from his next campaign?

Well, another season is in the books for Marlins baseball, and it wasn't pretty. Looking back on the year, what conclusions can we draw about what happened?

Around the League

The Cubs are one step closer to achieving Back to the Future II's prophecy as home runs from Kyle Schwarber and Dexter Fowler sunk the Pirates in the Wild Card game.

The Royals have used timely hitting to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and will look to deliver in the clutch all the way to the title.

The Yankees have lost five playoff games in a row. That is their longest such streak in nearly 100 years.

The Mets are more concerned about the Dodgers than Matt Harvey's tardiness.

At Fish Stripes

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