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Fish Stripes Unfiltered Episode 7: Another “Big Move” Still Coming?!

Fish Stripes Unfiltered Episode 7: Another “Big Move” Still Coming?!

Isaac and Kevin weigh in on everything that happened right before the MLB lockout began. Marlins topics covered on this podcast with Isaac Azout and Kevin Barral: Signings of Avisaíl García and Sandy Alcantara Jacob Stallings trade breakdown So long, Jorge Alfaro and Lewis Brinson! Center field and bullpen help still needed (Kim Ng’s next “big move”) Player Spotlight: Trevor Rogers Remembering Random Dudes: Dan Haren Enjoy Episode 7! Subscribe to the Fish Stripes YouTube channel for the video version of every Unfiltered episode. Follow Fish Stripes...
Fish Stripes Dec 4, 2021
Diving Into Jacob Stallings’ Defense

Diving Into Jacob Stallings’ Defense

Photo by Norm Hall/ The Marlins landed a Gold Glove catcher. Just how good is he? The Miami Marlins traded for the National League’s 2021 Gold Glove catcher, Jacob Stallings, on Monday. Going back to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Stallings was pitcher Zach Thompson and two prospects, pitcher Kyle Nicolas and outfielder Connor Scott. Stallings brings superb defense and an upgrade offensively to the Marlins, who relied on Jorge Alfaro and Sandy León for most of the 2021 season. Ely detailed the trade here and noted a few promising things the catcher brings offensively,...
Rum Bunter Dec 3, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Jacob Stallings Was Nearly a Red Sox

Earlier this week the Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Jacob Stallings to the Miami Marlins… but it appears they nearly had a deal in place with another team This past week was a busy week for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Prior to Major League Baseball’s work stoppage, the Pirates were busy making roster moves that included free […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Jacob Stallings Was Nearly a Red Sox - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Fish Stripes Dec 3, 2021
How Miami Could Pull off a Matt Olson Trade

How Miami Could Pull off a Matt Olson Trade

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Oakland’s first baseman is set to hit free agency following the 2023 season. Thus far this offseason, the Miami Marlins have made good on their promise to open up the checkbook in pursuit of a postseason berth. They locked staff ace Sandy Alcantara up on a club-friendly 5-year/$56M deal, then committed $53M to outfielder Avisaíl García through 2025. They traded for utility infielder Joey Wendle and catcher Jacob Stallings, both of whom are already in the midst of their arbitration years. These moves alone at least make the team...
Call to the Pen Dec 1, 2021

Miami Marlins: Analyzing the Jacob Stallings trade with Pittsburgh Pirates

On Monday afternoon, the Miami Marlins acquired catcher Jacob Stallings in exchange for starting pitcher Zach Thompson and prospects Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here’s what the Jacob Stallings trade means for the Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates In 2021, the Miami Marlins catchers ranked 26th in fWAR, with Jorge […] Miami Marlins: Analyzing the Jacob Stallings trade with Pittsburgh Pirates - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Fish Stripes Dec 1, 2021
Offishial news, 12/1/21: Marlins keep improving and not done yet

Offishial news, 12/1/21: Marlins keep improving and not done yet

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ The latest Miami Marlins coverage with less than 18 hours of pre-lockout activity remaining. The 2022 Marlins got even better on Tuesday with the acquisition of Joey Wendle. They are betting against Kameron Misner putting all of his tools together, and that could come back to haunt them long term, but Misner was doubtful to make much of an impact next season at the major league level regardless. I attended the Jacob Stallings introductory virtual press conference. Extremely humble guy. Plenty of quotes from him in Jordan McPherson’s Miami...
Rum Bunter Nov 30, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Grading the Jacob Stallings Trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Jacob Stallings to the Miami Marlins for three players. Was the return for the Pirates worth what they gave up? As we approach the deadline for the CBA, teams are getting more and more aggressive to acquire pieces and sign players. Who knows how long the lockout will be, so […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Grading the Jacob Stallings Trade - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Fish Stripes Nov 30, 2021
Offishial news, 11/30/21: Jacob Stallings trade reaction; Non-tender deadline day

Offishial news, 11/30/21: Jacob Stallings trade reaction; Non-tender deadline day

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via The latest Miami Marlins coverage at the dawn of what promises to be another busy day. New Fish Stripes Podcast It’s official: Jacob Stallings is a Marlin! Following a career year with the Pirates in which he blended elite defense with more-than-adequate offense, Stallings is poised to take over as Miami’s primary catcher, backed up by Nick Fortes or Alex Jackson. Zach Thompson’s baseball journey has now come full circle. The outgoing right-hander expressed his thanks to the Marlins organization. Tonight is the deadline...
Rum Bunter Nov 29, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Catchers to Target

Now that the Pittsburgh Pirates are in need of a catcher for the 2022 season here are three backstops that they could target to replace Jacob Stallings Monday was a busy day for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Among the moves the team made the biggest was trading 2021 National League Gold Glove Award winning catcher Jacob […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Catchers to Target - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Marlins acquire Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings from Pirates

Marlins acquire Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings from Pirates

New Marlins catcher Jacob Stallings is coming off the best season of his career. He earned his first Gold Glove for his handling of an inexperienced pitching staff that ranked among the worst in the major leagues while hitting .246 with career-highs in home runs (8) and RBIs (53) in 112 games.
Rum Bunter Nov 29, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jacob Stallings Traded to Miami Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded their Gold Glove catcher in exchange for some pitching help and some prospects from the Miami Marlins. The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins struck a trade that included the 2021 Gold Glove Award winner Jacob Stallings in return for right-handed pitcher Zach Thompson, Miami’s 16th ranked prospect right-handed pitcher Kyle […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Jacob Stallings Traded to Miami Marlins - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Fish Stripes Nov 29, 2021
Marlins trade for Jacob Stallings

Marlins trade for Jacob Stallings

Photo by Justin Berl/ Zach Thompson, Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott are headed to Pittsburgh in return. The Marlins have found their primary catcher for the 2022 season (and possibly beyond), reaching an agreement to acquire Jacob Stallings from the Pirates in a three-for-one trade. Stallings will cost them a package of Zach Thompson, Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic broke the news first and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman identified all the players involved. Stallings is a veteran of six major league seasons, though 2021 was his first crack at...
Report: Pirates finalizing trade to send Jacob Stallings to Marlins

Report: Pirates finalizing trade to send Jacob Stallings to Marlins

According to multiple reports, the Pirates are working on a trade that would send Gold Glove-winning catcher Jacob Stallings to the Miami Marlins.
Rum Bunter Nov 29, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Teams Continue to Pursue Jacob Stallings

One of the hottest names on the trade market right now appears to be Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings It is shaping up to be a wild next 36 hours or so around Major League Baseball. With the CBA set to expire on Wednesday and Tuesday being the deadline to non-tender arbitration eligible players, teams […] Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Teams Continue to Pursue Jacob Stallings - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rum Bunter Nov 28, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates: Should Jacob Stallings Have An Outrageous Price Tag?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are, at the very least, listening to offers on Jacob Stallings. But should they have an outrageous price tag on the backstop? There have been trade rumors surrounding some of the Pittsburgh Pirates players. There are the obvious Bryan Reynolds rumors, but it seems that the Bucs have put an untouchable price […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Should Jacob Stallings Have An Outrageous Price Tag? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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