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Sep 7, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos (55) throws against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Mat Latos: Become Marlins version of Birdman (Chris Anderson)

Mat Latos, coming over from Cincinnati to his hometown, is an avid Miami Heat fan. More than that, he’s a Birdman fan.

"“Are you kidding me?,” Latos responded when asked if he was a Heat fan. “I almost wore my Birdman jersey today. I seriously thought about it. I was a Heat fan obviously, but I respect the game, especially at that level.” “I just enjoy watching him play” Latos said of Andersen. “He’s got high energy like me. He just seems like he is the kind of guy who has a lot of energy. It would be interesting. I would love to just be able to shake his hand. I’ve got my Birdman jersey if anyone wants to make it happen.”"

Nothing would be more exciting in the Marlins clubhouse than to have the jokester in Jose Fernandez joined by the Marlins very own Birdman.

Latos would provide veteran leadership as well as a top of the rotation arm for the Fish, but could also use his experiences to help the club have a fun clubhouse, much like Anderson.

And if Latos refers to himself in the third person, like Birdman does, it would be even better.

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