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Marlins morning news: Miami still interested in Francisco Rodriguez

K-Rod could be added to the Marlins' bullpen before the start of Spring Training. Plus links on Miami's prospects and infielder David Adams.

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Marlins News

Marlins Park will host the 2017 All-Star Game, and the Miami Herald's Greg Cote believes the fans' perception of Owner Jeffrey Loria should probably change:

In any case as the 2015 baseball season draws near it may be time the grudge-holders hit the reset button on Loria and give his ownership a fresh look with new eyes. They’d see what the rest of us do:

The Marlins are in solid shape and headed right.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/greg-cote/article9907694.html#storylink=cpy

Miami was not looking to upgrade its bullpen this offseason, however that could change soon. ESPN's Jim Bowden notes the Marlins remain interested in Francisco Rodriguez and Rafael Soriano. The Marlins have depth and are confident in Steve Cishek, Bryan Morris, Mike Dunn, and A.J. Ramos, but adding Rodriguez could make an already good unit even better.

After pitchers and catchers report on February 20, pitchers will join position players at Winter Warmup at Marlins Park on February 21. There may be a selfie station.

The 2015 Marlins are very different from the 2014 Marlins. 13 news faces alone have been added to the 40-man roster, not to mention non-roster invitees.

Although they traded top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney to the Dodgers, Miami still has a strong farm system, with Justin Nicolino and J.T. Realmuto likely to see major league time at some point in 2015.

Martin Prado, Michael Morse, and Dee Gordon should all bring consistency to the Marlins' infield.

Miami added David Adams on a minor league deal. Adams is a former Yankee, and could give the Marlins minor league infield depth.

Around The League

Rickie Weeks is heading to Seattle, and could spell Robinson Cano at second base. Weeks was a Brewer the last few seasons.

Cubs lefty Jon Lester is not just great on a mound. Apparently, he can golf, too.

Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada could sign soon. Could he be the next Yoenis Cespedes?

The Nationals will be the best team in baseball in 2015. Sports on Earth is already making bold predictions.