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Miami Marlins morning news: Fredi Gonzalez could return

Former Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez is in talks with the team to possibly become the new third base coach. Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton and who Miami should target in free agency.

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Marlins News

The Marlins are in contact with Fredi Gonzalez, the club’s manager from 2007-2010, regarding their need for a third base coach after firing Lenny Harris last week. Gonzalez was managing for the Braves before being fired earlier this season.

Miami is in desperate need of a quality starting pitcher, and a restocked farm system, but they would not dream of dealing Giancarlo Stanton to achieve such feats, would they?

The Marlins will need to make some bold moves in free agency if they want to keep up with the Nationals and Mets in the division race next year. Ian Desmond, Mark Trumbo and Yoenis Cespedes would all certainly fill that billing.

The playoffs are upon us once again, and the Marlins are playing golf, once again. However, there are a few reasons to root for every team still left in the running to win the World Series.

If you did not understand just how much Jose Fernandez meant to the Marlins and the south Florida community, you do now.

Around the League

Rich Hill and Max Scherzer will face-off tonight in game five of the NLDS, with the winner set to take on the Cubs at Wrigley field for the NL Pennant.

The Indians have announced their probable starters for the first three games against the Blue Jays in the ALCS.

None of the remaining teams have won it all since 1993, so one long title drought will come to an end in a few short weeks.

The Padres have fired president Mike Dee after another year of failing to play postseason baseball.

Ex-Giants closer Santiago Casilla was disappointed to not be given a chance to save the proverbial sinking ship against the Cubs in the decisive game four of the NLDS. He was removed from that role earlier in the year after blowing nine saves.

The Cubs are going to win the World Series, no doubts about it. Apparently.