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Miami Marlins morning news: Martin Prado deemed club 'captain'

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Prado has thrived even after a brief disabled list stint. Plus notes on Jose Fernandez and Kyle Barraclough.

Marlins News

Martin Prado has thrived throughout the course of 2015. According to MLB.com's Steve Wilaj, Prado has played so well several Marlins, including Dee Gordon, have deemed him the team's captain.

"I think he's our team captain, honestly," Gordon said. "I think other guys in here feel the same way, just about the way he goes about his day -- day in and day out -- and we try to follow his lead. You watch the way he goes about it, and it's always professional."

Kyle Barraclough has pitched to an 0.56 ERA since joining the Marlins. Miami acquired him in the Steve Cishek deal with St. Louis.

Dee Gordon has brought something the Marlins' lineup has lacked in the past: speed.

Tom Koehler was dominant over eight innings against the Brewers on Wednesday night.

Jose Fernandez is set to take the mound against the Nationals on Saturday.

If Justin Bour wants to become Miami's starting first baseman, he will have to hit well against lefties.

When Jose Fernandez is on the mound, there are more people at Marlins Park. That much is quite clear.

The Marlins open the 2016 season at home against the Tigers.

Around the League

Ruben Amaro Jr. will not return to the Phillies next season.

Josh Hamilton is set to undergo left knee surgery.

Joey Votto went crazy on Wednesday night. Was it within reason?

Yoenis Cespedes is having enough success to be discussed in MVP talks.

At Fish Stripes

-Dee Gordon and surprisingly disappointing baserunning - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon may be fast, but his baserunning has been a slight disappointment for the Fish.

-Miami Marlins players 'expressing displeasure' in clubhouse - Fish Stripes

Several Marlins have been bothered about the front office and are talking about "privately."

-Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton suffering from hand grip issues - Fish Stripes

The Marlins slugger still does not have full strength in his left hand after hamate bone surgery.

-Marlins' desire to add closer reflects lack of confidence in Ramos, Capps - Fish Stripes

Miami's potential offseason strategy indicates the club does not view A.J. Ramos or Carter Capps as closing candidates.

-Marlins Snarkbox: Bour, new manager, starting pitching - Fish Stripes

I answer a few questions from Joe Frisaro's latest inbox with our own Fish Stripes viewpoint.

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