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Miami Marlins morning news: Jose Fernandez remains dominant at home

Fernandez has yet to lose a game at Marlins Park. Plus notes on Justin Nicolino and Miguel Rojas.

Marlins News

Jose Fernandez improved to 17-0 at Marlins Park with a win on Friday night. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, Fernandez was quick to admit he has thought about the record numbers.

"I'm not going to lie," the Miami ace said. "I thought about it. I had a lot of people, a lot of friends telling me about it. I didn't want to be distracted about it. But it feels special. The fans come and support our team. I'm lucky and blessed to be out here pitching for the Miami Marlins."

Justin Nicolino was dominant on Saturday as the Marlins topped the Braves 6-2.

Adeiny Hechavarria is not the only plus defensive shortstop the Marlins have. Miguel Rojas has proven to be solid too.

Hechavarria is a candidate to be named the Best Defensive Player in baseball.

Miami is close to determining whether Giancarlo Stanton will play again in 2015.

At this point in the season, the Marlins are simply playing or pride.

Adam Conley has proven to be a valuable addition to the Marlins' rotation late in the season.

Manny Acta interviewed for the Marlins' managerial job, which is notable since Dan Jennings is currently still serving as the manager.

The end of 2015 could determine where Jarred Cosart pitches in the rotation in 2016.

Around the League

New York clinched the National League East on Saturday night.

Brad Ausmus will be the Tigers' manager in 2016.

The Giants want to keep Marlon Byrd in 2016.

Seattle's GM search appears to be coming to an end.

At Fish Stripes

-Timing of Miami Marlins managerial interviews notable - Fish Stripes

The Marlins know what they're doing. They could be forcing Dan Jennings out in the process.

-Remainder of 2015 matters for the Miami Marlins - Fish Stripes

You want to stop watching, but you really shouldn't.

-Miami Marlins' performance in last games may shape 2016 offseason - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins may be playing for the future of this current core in the final few games of the 2015 campaign.

-Dan Jennings relishing being Marlins' manager - Fish Stripes

The rookie skipper has faced a lot of adversity in what may have been his only few months of being a major league manager, but he still has a smile on his face.

-Miami Marlins should trade Marcell Ozuna - Fish Stripes

Ozuna's teammates do not want to see him moved but the club might be better off having a different player in center field next season.

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