5 Players the Miami Marlins Must Keep to Become Contenders

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5 Players the Miami Marlins Must Keep to Become Contenders
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The Miami Marlins are looking to put this disappointing 2012 season behind them and move forward.

Even with the new ballpark in place, the team decided to become sellers at the MLB trade deadline and moved some key pieces around.

Hanley Ramirez was shipped to the Dodgers, who agreed to pay the entire rest of his contract—which we now understand why. Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez were traded to the Detroit Tigers in return for a couple young and promising players.

There are some bright spots that still remain on the Marlins lineup and should remain on the team going into next season.

Miami also now has some extra money they could either decide to spend via free agency this upcoming offseason or possibly extend deals to a couple of their young franchise cornerstones.

Marlins ownership has created plenty of doubt surrounding the club with their moves this season, but here are five players the team must keep in order to contend next year.

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