Originally written December 13, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Mike Redmond said his experience as a rookie player on a stripped-down Marlins team in 1998 will help him next year in his first year as Miami's manager. The 2013 Marlins will be largely young and inexperienced -- the same kind of team Redmond played for in '98 after the front office dismantled the '97 championship roster. "I remember coming up in 1998 with 19 rookies," he recalled. "We went in there and cut our teeth in the big leagues." That team lost 108 games. Five years later, Redmond and many of his teammates from that '98 team celebrated a World Series championship. "We were there in the darkest days, and then when we won it, we were there at the end," he said, "and it was so satisfying, not just to win a World Series but because of what we went through and all the things that we overcame." Redmond will relate that story to players in February when the Marlins report to spring training. The team will build arou...
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