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Redmond excited about influx of young players

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The next generation of standout young talent is already making an impact.

The Marlins were the victim of a couple of them on Opening Day, when Washington's Bryce Harper belted two solo homers and Stephen Strasburg threw seven shutout innings.

But the Marlins have their own rising star in Giancarlo Stanton.

Manager Mike Redmond, who retired as a player in 2010, sees a passing of the torch.

"That's the new crop of great young players, the great young talented players," Redmond said. "You've kind of had a changeover over the last few years. Some of the older guys, who had been around for a long time, they're retiring, like Chipper Jones.

"The new guys are coming in, and they're exciting. It's good for the game of baseball to see the young guys to come up and have success. Hopefully, they don't have too much success against us."

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Read More: Miami Marlins, Scott Maine, Gorkys Hernandez, Zack Cox, John Maine, Jose Fernandez, Casey Kotchman, Evan Reed