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Introducing the Marlins new uniforms

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Yesterday we got the Marlins’ new colors. Today we see the new colors as they appear on the new caps and uniforms. Photos and an introductory video below.

The verdict: not bad. Not, as I feared, some neo-traditionalist thing inappropriate for a young franchise but not some step-too-far into the future or anything mock-worthy. The kit may not make non-Marlins fans rush out to buy new merch based on simple aesthetics, but it should make Marlins fans happy. It’s not a bad look.

There are four colors of jersey — white, gray, black and blue:

It looks like there’s only a black cap. Maybe there will be more later. Seems like a blue cap would be pretty spiffy looking, but what do I know?

And here they are on the players in the club’s video:

You can buy this stuff at Marlins.com, of course.

Brewers, Jimmy Nelson avoid arbitration with one-year, $3.7 million contract

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Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers and starter Jimmy Nelson have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $3.7 million contract. The deal includes a $50,000 bonus if he wins Comeback Player of the Year Award, per Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

Nelson, 29, was entering his second of three years of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander missed the entire 2018 season after undergoing shoulder surgery in September 2017. He had a solid 2017 season, finishing with a 3.49 ERA and a 199/48 K/BB ratio in 1751/3 innings of work. The Brewers are hoping he can return to form this coming season.

Assuming he’s healthy and productive, he will rejoin a rotation that now includes Jhoulys Chacin, Chase Anderson, Zach Davis, and an as yet undecided No. 5 starter.