The future of Marlins baseball -- Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. -- sat onstage Monday wearing wide smiles and white Marlins uniforms.

They were flanked by equally happy Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and president of baseball operations Mike Hill as the two announced the signings of the Mesa brothers, top international free-agent outfielders from Cuba. The Mesas were declared free agents by Major League Baseball, and the Marlins were widely viewed as front-runners to sign them.