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Marlins Morning News: Free agent hunt continues

The Marlins hunt for starting pitching, World Baseball Classic, CBA agreement, and more.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins News:

Though it is early in the offseason, the Miami Marlins have yet to really address their need for starting pitching. Several names have been thrown around the most recent being free agent Doug Fister, who many think could be a good fit for the Marlins.

The Miami Marlins fed over 1,000 people this thanksgiving in their annual turkey distribution at Marlins Park. Starting pitcher Tom Koehler made the trip from his Palm Beach home and worked with volunteers as they put smiles on the faces of thousands,

Another said target of the pitching deprived Marlins is 36 year-old C.J. Wilson. Wilson, who has not thrown a pitch in a year and a half, would be an interesting low-risk option for the Fish.

Around The League:

This year's MLB free agent class is such slim pickings that it has some people looking forward to the 2017-2018 free agency. Next years free garnet class will be headlined by names like Jonathan Lucroy, Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta.

The team USA preliminary roster for the World Baseball Classic has been released and is led by Nolan Arenado, Kris Bryant Giancarlo Stanton and many more. While young superstars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are not on the preliminary 50-man roster, Team USA has the talent to go deep into the tournament.

With the current CBA due to expire, the deadline looms for the MLB players and owners to reach a new agreement. Should an agreement fail to be reached, the possibility of a lockout could become very real, hindering offseason plans and threatening the start of the MLB season.