The Miami Marlins Will Actually Be Fun to Watch This Year

Spring training is just around the corner, and in case you've tuned out this off-season, your hometown Miami Marlins might just be worth watching this year. Really!

The Fish made a few small splashes in free agency, tinkered with the roster a bit via some trades, and signed their best player, Giancarlo Stanton, to a contract that keeps him in Little Havana for a long time. Yes, Jeffrey Loria still owns the franchise, but there are plenty of reasons to tune in this year.

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.