Schools Are In

The names looked good on dry-erase boards in the Marlins' offices and Winter Meetings hotel suite. They looked even better on the backs of spring training workout jerseys. Seeing their newly acquired pitchers lined up at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, the Marlins were overwhelmed at what they had added to an already respectable farm system. The foundation included the No. 4 prospect in baseball in outfielder Jeremy Hermida, as well as top 100 pitchers Scott Olsen, Josh Johnson and Chris Volstad. And that was before their two-week trading flurry kicked off on Thanksgiving.

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