Marlins Park underwent a series of changes prior to the start of the 2019 season. Could the next major revision be moving in the outfield fences?
Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter didn’t rule it out this week when he addressed the media before Miami faced the Dodgers.
Asked specifically about altering the outfield dimensions, Jeter grinned and said: “Maybe.”
The Marlins rank last in the Majors in home runs with 100, with 50 of them coming at home.
Since Marlins Park opened in 2012, there have been 459 home runs hit there. Only Oracle Park in San Francisco (392) has fewer in that span.
“I don't want to start talking about things until we make a decision that that's what we're going to do,” Jeter said. “One of the things I've said is I don't want to make any promises we can't keep. If we say we're going to do something, we're going to do it.”
Marlins Park has already moved in and lowered the fences in some areas in 2016. From 2012-15, the walls were set from 344 feet down the line in left to 386 in left-center; 418 in dead center; 392 in right-center and 335 down the line in right.