Miami Marlins: 4 Reasons to Expect Major Offseason Moves

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Miami Marlins: 4 Reasons to Expect Major Offseason Moves
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Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen.

The Miami Marlins will be revamped in 2013.

Not revamped in the sense that they will suddenly start competing for pennants, but there will undoubtedly be a new foundation that the team can begin to reap the benefits of for future success.

After spending nearly $200 million in the free agent market last offseason, the Marlins fell flat on their face and finished last in the NL East in 2012. However, the team will enter 2013 with the defined philosophy that helped them earn two World Series titles in 1997 and 2003.

Miami's attempt to transform into a big-market spending juggernaut was an uncharacteristic move for an organization that has had a tremendous amount of success building from within. The 2003 team won the World Series not because of big-time free agent acquisitions, but because Josh Beckett, AJ Burnett and Miguel Cabrera stepped in as youngsters and produced.

The Marlins are never going to be the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, or Los Angeles Dodgers. However, they can still compete with the big spenders by making smart, calculated decisions with their money while allowing new talent to grow from within.

Let's take a look at four reasons why there will be major offseason moves made in Miami, and how the team will set itself up for future success.

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