Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/19/13
Jose Fernandez is the ace and future of the Marlins pitching staff The Miami Marlins have gone through quite a whirlwind two years. Last season they were picked by many to be world series contenders after adding Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle,  and Heath Bell to go along with a core led by Giancarlo Stanton and a healthy staff ace in Josh Johnson. Fast forward an off-season and all the prized free-agent signings are elsewhere and the Marlins have a brand new, young stud of an ace in Jose Fernandez, who recently turned 21. The Marlins are in full rebuild mode keeping very little of the team they expected to compete in 2012. Jose Fernandez has quickly become a shining star and given a ray of light to the Marlins young pitching staff. Fernandez should be and probably will be the Marlins Opening Day starter in 2014 but before next season rolls around, the Marlins plan on shutting down Fernandez at 170 innings. Considering the Marlins will probably not be in contention at the rate they’re goi...
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