By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns
As we are another week closer to pitchers and catchers reporting, the Miami Marlins continue to fine tune their roster. Speculation continues that the Marlins could bring in Ichiro Suzuki or James Shields to add a veteran presence the club that will need veterans to compete in a rapidly improving National League Eastern Division.
The Washington Nationals have solidified their rotation with the signing of former Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, adding to a talented stable of starting pitching along with Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez.
There has also been some broadcasting news in the Southern League, as one broadcaster will have a new home in 2015. Chris Harris, who has been with the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx/Jackson Generals since 2009, will be the inaugural radio voice of the Biloxi Shuckers for this upcoming season. Chris is one of the hardest workers in this league and we look forward to seeing him in Jacksonville once again!
Here are today’s #MarlinsMonday links:
Marlins.com: Marlins open to two-year deal with Ichiro
Marlins.com: Focused on ’15, Cishek excited about Marlins’ direction
Miami Herald: Marlins avoid arbitration with four players, including Steve Cishek
Sun Sentinel: Report: Don Kelly signs minor league deal with Miami Marlins
Fish Stripes:Marlins ‘still in’ on James Shields
Ballpark Digest: Shuckers sell out luxury suites for opening season
The Jackson Sun: Chris Harris leaving Jackson Generals
Yahoo! Big League Stew: Cubs upgrade outfield by acquiring Dexter Fowler from Astros
Yahoo! Big League Stew: Max Scherzer makes the Nationals favorites to win World Series
ESPN Chicago: Wrigley minus bleachers until at least May 11
The New York Times: Nationals Place Early Bet That Aces Will Bring October Success