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MIAMI -- For the Miami Marlins, a season of disappointment turned to despair in the final week. Marlon Mack Womens Jersey .The Marlins posted a winning record in each of the first four months, and on Aug. 1 they were in contention for their first playoff berth since 2003. But injuries and lack of depth then sent the Marlins into a nosedive, and they instead finished below .500 (79-82) for the seventh consecutive year.Dismay over another losing season was overshadowed, however, by the death of ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident. His teammates spent the last week of the season grieving for a pitcher who ranked among the sports most dynamic players.Definitely the circumstances at the end just dramatically change the final thought of the season, manager Don Mattingly. Youre forever changed by this.Here are things to know as Marlins head into another long winter thinking of only one loss:JOSES LEGACYThe pain of Fernandezs absence next year will remain acute, teammates predict.Time will heal, reliever Mike Dunn said. But the first day of spring training is going to be hard, because were going to come in and hes not going to be there. Then you get past that to opening day, and at some point theyre going to retire his number. And then the All-Star Game is in Miami next year, and that will bring up reminders. Its going to be hard.Pitcher Tom Koehler hopes to honor Fernandezs legacy by playing with the same joy his teammate displayed.For me that will be hard, because were the opposite in that regard, Koehler said with a chuckle. He always wanted to be out there smiling and laughing. I wish I could be in a bases-loaded situation with nobody out in a one-run game and be laughing. Thats not who I am, but you know what? Maybe thats who some of us will become. Maybe well be able to relax and say it is a game. He played it like a game. You can take it a little too seriously sometimes and forget to enjoy the journey. Whether we like it or not, all of our times are coming.INJURIESRegarding the more mundane matter of the NL East standings, the Marlins were only four games behind first-place Washington on Aug. 1 but went 22-34 the rest of the way to finish 15+ games back.Miami couldnt overcome injuries down the stretch to sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Bour, or to pitchers Adam Conley, A.J. Ramos and Wei-Yin Chen.When I came into spring training, I thought we had a club that couldve been playing in the playoffs, Mattingly said. Without saying it out loud, I knew there were certain things that had to happen, and part of that was we had to stay kind of injury-free.With a small payroll and weak farm system, Miami didnt have the depth to replace those sidelined.WHAT WENT RIGHTIchiro Suzuki became the 30th player to reach 3,000 hits, finished with 3,030, batted .291 and is expected back next year at age 43. Christian Yelich had a breakout season with 21 homers and 98 RBI, both career highs, while batting .298. Catcher J.T. Realmuto batted .303 with 11 homers.ATTENDANCEFive-year-old Marlins Park has done little to diminish apathy toward baseball in South Florida, and the Marlins finished last in the NL in attendance for the 11th time in the past 12 seasons, averaging 21,405 per game.Even the popular Fernandez couldnt help at the box office. His 16 home starts averaged 20,975.OFFSEASON MOVESThe loss of Fernandez leaves a huge hole in an already wobbly rotation.Because the free agent market -- like the Marlins minor league system -- is thin on pitching, they might need to swing a trade for a No. 1 starter. One option would be to part with the injury-plagued Stanton, who will be due $14.5 million in 2017, the third year of his record 13-year, $325 million deal.---AP freelancer Ian Quillen in Washington contributed to this report. Marlon Mack Colts Jersey . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. Zach Banner Womens Jersey . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. http:///...Basham-Elite-Jersey/ . Burke is expected to miss two to three months after breaking a finger in the teams third preseason game. Tinsley, a 10-year veteran, spent the last two seasons in Utah, where the point guard averaged 3. DEL MAR, Calif. -- Midnight Storm romped to a victory in the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes for older horses by 7 3/4 lengths at Del Mar on Sunday.Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Midnight Storm ran nine furlongs on turf in 1:51.59 and paid $5.20, $3.40 and $2.60.Point Piper returned $5 and $3.80, while Hard Aces was another head back in third and paid $2.60 to show.Trained by Phil DAmato, Midnight Storm took the lead shortly after the start and never was threatened under Smith, who replaced Flavien Prat when that jockey was unseated breaking from the starting gate in the third race.The victory, worth $60,000, increased Midnight Storms career earnings to $1,341,110, with nine wins iin 20 starts. Marlon Mack Jersey. In the $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes for 2-year-olds, Term of Art took the lead in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by 1 1/4 lengths.Ridden by Joe Talamo and trained by Doug ONeill, Term of Art ran a mile in 1:41.69 and paid $15.80, $7.20 and $4.40.Vending Machine returned $12.80 and $6, while 8-5 favorite Sword Fighter was another three-quarters of a length back in third and paid $2.60 to show.The victory, worth $60,000, increased Term of Arts career earnings to $111,105 for owner Calumet Farm, with two wins in five starts. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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