Redmond: "There's a buzz about this ballclub"

By David Lang, Executive Producer, Local 10 Sports, dlang@wplg.com
Published On: Feb 16 2014 04:53:45 PM EST
JUPITER, Fla. -

The boys of summer are back to start Spring Training.

The Miami Marlins opened camp on Sunday.

Pitchers and catchers reported to the Marlins facility in Jupiter.

Mike Redmond is starting his second season as manager of the Marlins.

He said, "There's a buzz about this ballclub and I know these guys feel it.  For the guys who were here last year, they're excited knowing that we went out and added some pieces to this ballclub.  Now it's a matter of not talking about it, but going out there and doing it.  It's going to be fun."

Redmond and the Marlins lost 100 games last season.

The biggest positive for the Marlins was rookie ace Jose Fernandez. 

He won the National League Rookie of the Year.

Fernandez said Sunday, "Hopefully, we're going to have a lot of fun, we're going to do really good this year."

Fernandez said "I'm here to learn and that's how it's going to be until I retire.  I plan to work hard and learn from everybody that I can."

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