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Marlins Morning News: Team feels it can compete in 2017

Despite questions surrounding the rotation and organizational depth, there is a sense that 2017 could be a good year for the Marlins. Plus links on Jason Hammel.

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Marlins News

The Marlins will be without one of their biggest stars to start the new season but, if everyone plays at the level they are capable of, the team feels like they could be in the playoff conversation throughout 2017.

While some Marlins personnel believe that they can compete, has the team really added enough talent to justify those claims?

Marlins legend Edgar Renteria is on the Hall of Fame ballot this year, and there are numerous reasons why he should be granted the highest honor possible for a major league player.

He is not the first former Marlin to appear on the ballot, but one such player in particular was notably left out of the Hall.

If Miami does decide to improve the rotation further, Jason Hammel is definitely an option, and it may only take a multi-year offer to land him.

Around the League

The Cardinals added prized free agent Dexter Fowler, luring him away from the rival Cubs, but Fowler alone won’t guarantee a championship ring.

Matt Bush impressed as a rookie bullpen piece for the Rangers last season, and that is where the right-hander will stay for the start of 2017.

In a crowded and talented NL Central, where do the Pirates fit in and what moves do they still need to make?

Now that the Cubs have placed themselves atop the baseball world, what will need to happen for the Yankees to achieve glory themselves next season?

It’s that time again: bold predictions for every team!

Masahiro Tanaka is a long way from home, but that could change soon if the Mariners come calling for his services.