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Marlins morning news: Big front office haul

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In order to rebuild the franchise, Derek Jeter named scouting as a key area for improvement, and the hiring of Gary Denbo will help to achieve that. Plus links on Marlins Park and Giancarlo Stanton.

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Marlins News

In the first major move since taking over at the helm of the Marlins, Derek Jeter has reportedly hired Yankees Vice President of Player Development Gary Denbo to run scouting and player development for Miami. In three years, Denbo turned New York's farm system around, and he could be relied on to identify the best young talent in return for some of the team's biggest stars this winter if they are traded, including Giancarlo Stanton, the NL MVP candidate and Hank Aaron Award finalist.

Another important move that could be coming relatively soon is a stadium naming rights deal, which would provide a much needed alternate revenue source.

The Cardinals are known to have interest in the slugging Stanton, and they may just have the young pitching pieces to close the deal.

Jeter has apparently wanted to be a team owner since the late 1990s, and he even took the time to learn the tricks of the trade from George Steinbrenner.

Around the League

A Chris Sale-Justin Verlander battle out of the bullpen made for a tense late-inning affair yesterday, but Houston prevailed 5-4 to move onto their first ALCS.

After being beaten convincingly, overall, by the Astros in the ALDS, the future for Red Sox manager John Farrell is uncertain.

A sprained ankle kept Edwin Encarnacion out of Cleveland's lineup again last night, and it is unknown if he will be ready for the decisive game five.

Short rest spelled disaster for Trevor Bauer as he was chased in the second inning in the loss.

The Twins are bringing back manager Paul Molitor on a three-year deal after guiding the team to the playoffs just one season after losing 103 games.

The Cubs won a huge game three against the Nationals last night on a bloop RBI single by Anthony Rizzo after Max Scherzer had a no-hit bid thwarted in the seventh inning, and then the bullpen blew the game.