After a surprisingly solid rookie season in 2015, Justin Bour finished fifth among seven players to receive votes for the National League Rookie of the Year award. Kris Bryant won the award after receiving all 30 first-round votes. Justin received one second place vote and one third place vote.
With JT Realmuto scheduled to be behind the plate as the starter in 2016, the Marlins are open to re-signing Jeff Mathis as his backup. Mathis isn't very skilled at the plate, but the Marlins value his defensive abilities.
The Marlins have begun discussing a projected innings schedule for Jose Fernandez with the doctor who performed his Tommy John surgery.
Dee Gordon was easily the best move the Marlins made last offseason.
Now that the trade was made almost a year ago, was the deal to acquire Dee Gordon a win for the Marlins?
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The Miami Marlins are heading into this offseason with limited options and plenty of needs. How should they address these issues for a successful 2016 campaign?
Bour has had success against right-handed pitching and the Marlins will search for a platoon partner.
After coming to Miami from Los Angeles, Dee Gordon made an impact right away both at the plate and in the field. He posted a season which puts him in elite company for new Fish.
The rest of the Marlins' relief corps played decently over the course of the year, but the outfit as a whole may see some change going forward.