In a recent interview with MLB.com, President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill had three things that he wanted to tell Marlins fans about this upcoming season, with one being:
"Look for an exciting season. You're going to see manager Mike Redmond and his staff playing an exciting brand of baseball."
Hill is also very eager for the season to start, and he will not have to wait long as the Marlins pitchers and catchers report to camp this Friday.
After being traded to the Marlins from the Dodgers this offseason, Dee Gordon is out to prove his former team made a mistake by letting him go.
It is way too early to know if Giancarlo Stanton will participate in the Home Run Derby, but that does not stop Vegas from releasing their odds for it. Vegas has Stanton tied with Jose Abreu, of the Chicago White Sox, as the favorite to win the Derby.
It was recently announced that the Marlins would host the All-Star game in 2017. The Marlins are also hoping to host the World Baseball Classic in the spring of 2017, as well.
Around the League
Jason Giambi ended his twenty-year career after officially announcing his retirement from the game.
The Yankees announced that they will retire Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte's numbers this upcoming season.
After a gruesome knee injury last season, Garrett Richards threw his first bullpen session after six months of recovery.
Sports on Earth took a look at the top five stories around the league heading into Spring Training. A-Rod, the Padres, and a few others made the list.
At Fish Stripes
The Marlins made a lot of moves this summer, but which of them will be most important to the teams success this season.
The Marlins are looking to upgrade the back end of their bullpen, and looked in Francisco Rodriguez as a possible candidate but his asking price is reportedly too high.
The MLB announced that the Marlins would host the 2017 All-Star Game, and they were definitely a deserving candidate.
The Marlins did not have anyone in their farm system make Baseball Prospectus's list of the top 101 prospects.
The Marlins had a very active offseason, but it was not good enough for ESPN to rank them in the top half of the league in their preseason power rankings.