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Marlins Morning News: Ichiro a 2016 highlight

Miami had an up-and-down season for many reasons, but Ichiro’s triple in Colorado was definitely one of the pivotal moments of 2016. Plus links on free agency plans and prospects to watch out for.

Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images

Marlins News

Ichiro Suzuki may have collected 2,844 major league hits for other teams, but his 156th Marlins hit will be a part of club history forever as the triple against the Rockies in early August was one of the highlights of Miami’s season.

Joe Frisaro’s latest Marlins Inbox addresses realistic free agent targets (less Jason Hammel, more Jonathon Niese) and prospects which could have a big impact on Miami’s 2017 campaign.

The Marlins have not made it particularly clear whether or not they are done shopping this winter, but any further splashes will be made with Giancarlo Stanton in mind.

In case you missed it, the Marlins have brought in another TV announcer to cover the 2017 season: 2003 World Series winner Todd Hollandsworth.

Around the League

Brian Dozier is drawing a lot of interest this winter, and the Cardinals and Dodgers now appear to be getting serious about trying to acquire him too.

MLB’s Statcast is a wonderful tool; it allows the most impressive throws of the season to be compiled into one article.

The Braves are moving into a new stadium for the start of the new season. What impact will this have on how well they play?

The new collective bargaining agreement has opened the door for international games, and the Yankees and Red Sox could be heading to London in 2018.

The Angels have signed former Phillies outfielder Ben Revere to a one-year deal.

97 years ago yesterday, the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees.