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Miami Marlins morning news: Barry Bonds a hitting coach candidate

Barry Bonds is in serious consideration to become the Marlins hitting coach. Plus links on the upcoming Winter Meetings, Dee Gordon's possible contract extension, and more.

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Marlins News

Don Mattingly is yet to finalize his coaching staff, but one very interesting name was floated around in some rumors yesterday. It was reported that the Marlins are considering bringing in Barry Bonds to share the hitting coach role with the inherent Frank Menechino.

The Winter Meetings in Nashville will commence soon and there are a number of storylines to follow surrounding the Marlins, from the status of Marcell Ozuna to what free agent pitchers they will pursue.

Following an All-Star season in his first year with the club, Dee Gordon said that his agent and the Marlins are in talks about a contract extension.

Marcell Ozuna has been the center of trade talks surrounding the Marlins to this point in the offseason, but the club is reportedly not close to trading the young centerfielder.

Around the League

The Detroit Tigers made the first major free-agent deal of the offseason by inking Jordan Zimmerman to a five-year deal worth $110 million.

The Red Sox have reportedly signed outfielder Chris Young, formerly of the Yankees.

Johnny Cueto has reportedly rejected a six-year deal worth $120 million from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

For winning the World Series the Kansas City Royals received a postseason share of just over $370,000.

At FishStripes

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-2016 Miami Marlins Offseason Plan: Opportunities - Fish Stripes

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