Marlins Way: AFL Season Underway

June 11, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina third basemen Colin Moran (18) gets ready to make a throw during the 5th inning against the South Carolina Gamecocks at the Chapel Hill Super Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels defeated the Gamecocks 5-4. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

June 11, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina third basemen Colin Moran (18) gets ready to make a throw during the 5th inning against the South Carolina Gamecocks at the Chapel Hill Super Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels defeated the Gamecocks 5-4. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Games in the Arizona Fall League are underway. The Miami Marlins have quite a few of their prospects participating in the league, hoping to gain some experience and get some at bats under their belt to prepare for the 2014 season.

Here is a list of the Marlins participants for the Glendale Desert Dogs:

Black recently replaced the injured Derek Dietrich.

Here are the results from the first day of the AFL for the Marlins participants:

Moran: 1-5, 2RBI BB
Black: 1-2 K
Olmos: 2IP 1H 3BB 1K
Wittgren:1.1IP 2H 2K
Suggs: 1IP 1BB

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Skeptics may have questioned Don Mattingly‘s decision to go with Clayton Kershaw on short rest Tuesday in the National League Division Series.

Jack McKeon, however, applauded it.

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When you finished 62-100, lost more games than the previous season for four consecutive years, haven’t qualified for the playoffs since 2003 and slashed payroll to less than $40 million less than a year after opening a brand new ballpark, you do what the Miami Marlins do.

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Already working on improving the team, Miami Marlins executives are discussing the possibility of employing two hitting coaches. Several major league teams have turned to the tactic to improve their offenses.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

2013 All Ex-Marlins Playoff Team

Watching the MLB playoff games this season, I can’t help but notice how many ex-Marlins there are playing for these teams. It shouldn’t be a surprise since the Miami Marlins have dealt plenty of extremely talented players for less than honorable reasons over the years. Extremely talented players help their teams win games and the playoffs only include the teams that win the most games.

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Topics: Andrew Heaney, Colin Moran, Miami Marlins

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