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Antonio Brown honors Jose Fernandez, the Marlins begin to plan for a busy offseason and more.

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Miami Marlins News:

Steelers star wide receiver, Antonio Brown, wore amazing Jose Fernandez themed cleats on Friday in his game against the Dolphins in Miami. Brown, a Florida native, received plenty of praise from Marlins players who loved the cleats.

Marlins management will soon meet with owner Jeffrey Loria to discuss their offseason plan. Mike Hill has mentioned his willingness to part with core players to acquire pitching which could make this offseason an eventful one for the Fish.

Marlins president, David Samson expects the Marlins payroll to increase this offseason. With Giancarlo Stanton, Martin Prado, Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich all due to see pay raises this year as well as the Marlins need for starting pitching, it is very likely to see the Marlins payroll encroach the $90 million mark.

Around the League:

The Los Angeles Dodgers evened the series with the Cubs following another dazzling performance from Clayton Kershaw that saw him pitch seven shutout innings.

As both League Championship Series continue, the Cubs and Indians remain the favorites to move on to the World Series. Here is the updated playoff odds.

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, who hit a clutch grand slam in game one for the Cubs, thought that he would be released by the team. The notion that Montero may be released was not that crazy, given the plethora of catchers on the Cubs roster, but with David Ross' impending retirement it seems very likely that Montero will be back.