Miami Marlins President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest downplayed renewed criticism of the dimensions at Marlins Park, but didn't rule out making it more hitter-friendly.
"I think there is too big a deal being made because the walls are the walls and if you let it affect you in any way, and I'm not speaking specifically about our players, that's not productive," he said on 790 The Ticket on Wednesday. "You have to deal with it. Use it to your advantage. Hit the balls in the gaps. If you had a pitcher on the other end of the line and asked if the big walls or if the dimensions were a problem he'd probably say no."
However, Beinfest said team officials have discussed the possibility of bringing in the fences.
"We're on it," he said. "We're taking a look at it. We have a a lot of different statistics. We have a lot of different things we're looking at how the park plays versus the rest of the league and we're going to evaluate it.
"We haven't even been through a full year. The roof's open. The roof's closed. It's windy. It's humid. It's this. It's that. I'm not sure we have enough data to say it's this or that. Is it spacious? Absolutely. It can be an advantage. Both teams are playing in the park. I hate for this to get in anybody's head or use this as an excuse. That just doesn't fly because somehow other teams are finding a way to win in our park and are hitting home runs."