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Miami Marlins morning news: Gordon excited about Mattingly reunion

The star second baseman is ready to get to know his old manager again. Plus links on the 2015 rookie pitchers and the Dan Jennings saga.

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Marlins News

Dee Gordon enjoyed a more than seamless transition from the Dodgers to the Marlins this past year, and he believes that Don Mattingly will experience a similarly successful move.

At the end of the season, Dan Jennings was relieved of his managerial duties, and Don Mattingly has been brought in to replace him. How do Marlins experts feel about these moves?

With the slew of injuries the Marlins' pitching corps suffered, the team utilized the services of numerous rookies in 2015. How did they fare during their first tastes of the big leagues?

As expected, the Marlins won't be after the top free agent arms this off-season. This is another case of keeping the payroll relatively low, but it may actually be a wise decision, too.

Around the League

One of the Royals' key cogs in their championship team, Alex Gordon, has opted out of his contract. He has expressed his desire to stay with the team for the rest of his career.

Many teams will be after Zack Greinke's signature this winter. These teams are leading the charge.

Dodgers legend Kirk Gibson has interviewed for the vacant position in the dugout in Tinseltown. This is despite recently being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

800,000 people attended Kansas City's World Series parade; the population of the city itself is 470,000.

At Fish Stripes

2015 Miami Marlins Season Review: Mat Latos - Fish Stripes

The prize off-season addition had an up and down start to the season, and the Marlins ultimately decided to trade him in July.

What we learned from Don Mattingly's introductory press conference - Fish Stripes

Mattingly brings optimism to a club that seriously needs direction.

2015 Miami Marlins Season Review: Jose Fernandez - Fish Stripes

The club's ace reclaimed his rightful place at the top of the rotation, even if it was only for a limited number of starts.

Miami Marlins morning news: Marlins introduce Don Mattingly as manager - Fish Stripes

He has signed a four-year deal and hopes to bring his track record of success to Miami.