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2014 Marlins Team Preview: Nowhere To Go But Up

Wayne Bretsky

Wayne Bretsky

Wayne Bretsky writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

2014 Miami Marlins Team Preview

The arrival of an ace in Jose Fernandez highlighted the Marlins 2013 campaign, that can otherwise be considered a less than stellar performance. The team lost 100 games for the second time in franchise history while watching their premier slugger Giancarlo Stanton struggle with injury and ineffectiveness for much of the summer.

Fernandez punctuates a young, hard-throwing rotation that could ultimately lead to a more productive Miami team than many are predicting, but they’ll need progress from Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez and Jacob Turner out of the gates -- something the team was robbed of last season when Eovaldi and Alvarez hit the DL coming out of Spring Training. A strong bullpen anchored by the remarkably efficient Steve Cishek should help this flock of arms find success working in a solid pitchers park in the punchless NL East.

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