Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/5/12
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- All the well-known managers in baseball were stopped by autograph seekers Wednesday afternoon before entering a ballroom where all 30 major league skippers took part in a luncheon with members of the media covering the Winter Meetings. The Miami Marlins' Mike Redmond walked right by the crowd at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort and into the room without being bothered. What a year it's been for the Marlins, baseball's most unpredictable franchise. The Marlins were the stars of last year's Winter Meetings in Dallas. Owner Jeffrey Loria was the most visible man in the lobby of the Anatole Hotel, holding court with seemingly everybody. Having already hired Ozzie Guillen as manager in anticipation of moving into $515 million Marlins Park for the 2012 season, the Marlins went on a free-agent shopping spree in Dallas. First, shortstop Jose Reyes signed a six-year, $106 million contract. Then the Marlins gave closer Heath Bell a three-year, $27 million co...
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