Feb 18, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) in spring training action at Roger Dean Stadium Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: No Sophomore Slump for Jose Fernandez?


The 2014 season may not be as kind to Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez as 2013 was, but don’t blame that on the infamous sophomore slump. Jose Fernandez won’t.

“I try not to hear it,” Fernandez said flatly.

“I’ve heard about it,” Fernandez said. “A lot of guys have said something about it. I don’t know, but, I’m feeling really, really good.”

Even after winning Rookie of the Year in 2013 and placing in third for the NL CY Young in his age 20 season, Fernandez has higher expectations for himself in 2014.

“Hopefully this year is going to be a lot better than last year,” Fernandez said. “I’ve got some goals. When the time is right, I will tell you guys. They are written down. But I’m doing pretty good right now.”

We’d of course all love to see Jose Fernandez’s goals for the 2014 season. In fact he has spent all off-season working to get himself in even better shape than he was last season, including doing a vigorous bicycle training during the off-season.

What do you guys think Fernandez’s goals for the 2014 season are? Knowing Fernandez, you’d have to expect that he has quite hefty expectations for himself. Let us know what you think his goals are in the comments.

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