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Marlins Morning News: Defense will be invaluable in 2017

Next season could be tough for the Marlins if they do not add quality starters to the rotation, so a strong defense will be key. Plus links on another Fernandez tribute and an off-season plan.

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Marlins News

Adeiny Hechavarria is a top candidate to be traded this winter in the hopes of bolstering the rotation, but the value of his fielding skills needs to be considered carefully as the defense may face a lot more balls in play next season.

Giancarlo Stanton, A.J. Ramos and Ricky Nolasco, all on vacation in Brazil, created a mural dedicated to the late Jose Fernandez, and it is beautiful.

As reported last week, the Marlins are considering bringing back ex-manager Fredi Gonzalez. Sounds familiar, right?

It will be a busy off-season for Miami as they once again try to make moves which will get them one step closer to the playoffs. Here is what the Marlins will look to achieve before Spring Training kicks into gear.

Another season review is in, and as one might expect, the loss of staff ace Jose Fernandez overshadowed many of the team’s successes.

Around the League

Julio Urias of the Dodgers will become the youngest pitcher to start a postseason game in history tonight as he takes the mound for the Dodgers in game three of the NLCS.

After cutting his finger on a drone on Thursday, Trevor Bauer did not even last an inning last night as the stitches on his pitching hand opened back up, forcing him to leave the game.

In light of Bauer’s injury, a list of 35 other weird ailments which have kept players off the field has been compiled.

The president of the Diamondbacks was reportedly blown away by new GM Mike Hazen during his interview for the position.

An Ontario judge ruled against banning the Indians’ name and logo just hours before the first pitch of game three of the ALCS was thrown.

Ben Zobrist has denied stealing LA’s signs after accusations surfaced from the Dodgers clubhouse.