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Marlins Morning News: Volquez brought in on two-year deal

Miami reportedly agreed on a contract with the former All Star and World Series champion last night. Plus links on other potential pitching targets and trade scenarios.

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Marlins News

The Marlins wasted little time in improving their rotation this winter by signing former Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez on Monday. Miami is looking for Volquez to be a bounce back player after posting a 5.37 ERA in 2016.

Volquez projects to be an innings eater for the Marlins next season, and could prove to be a surprise signing if he recaptures his form from two years ago.

Adding Volquez was a start, but the Marlins cannot stop there if they truly want to compete in 2017. Free agent starters and lights-out closers top the list of players Miami could go after in the coming months.

In terms of Cuba and the Fidel Castro regime, possibly no other MLB organization was impacted as much as the Marlins.

The Marlins are (slightly) reluctant to trade Marcell Ozuna, but what if they could replace him in the lineup with Ryan Braun?

Around the League

Baseball is flourishing behind young stars at the moment, and many of them could be about to make some serious money.

Talking about the next generation of All Stars, here are the next five set to break through.

Rich Hill is the top free agent starter on the market this winter, and there is more to that label than his brilliant 2016 season.

Former Marlin Nathan Eovaldi was one of three players to be released by the Yankees yesterday.

Watch out Cubs, the other 29 teams have a plan to take the crown in 2017.

Any Chris Sale trade would be a blockbuster deal, especially if it involved one of these phenoms.