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Fish Stripes Nov 29, 2021
Offishial news, 11/29/21: Avisaíl García arrives; Sandy Alcantara stays; Sixto Sánchez speaks

Offishial news, 11/29/21: Avisaíl García arrives; Sandy Alcantara stays; Sixto Sánchez speaks

The latest Miami Marlins coverage with $109 million of new contracts on the verge of becoming official. First off, wishing a very Happy Hanukkah to everybody who observes it! The Marlins on Sunday reached agreements to sign free agent Avisaíl García and extend Sandy Alcantara for a combined $109 million. SportsGrid’s Craig Mish broke the news on both fronts. The last time that this franchise made multiple investments of that magnitude to veteran major leaguers during a single week? Mid-January of 2016, when the Fish inked Wei-Yin Chen and Dee Strange-Gordon for a combined...
Fish Stripes Nov 24, 2021
Offishial news, 11/24/21: Miggy Ro stumps for Jorge Soler; non-tender deadline date change

Offishial news, 11/24/21: Miggy Ro stumps for Jorge Soler; non-tender deadline date change

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The latest Miami Marlins coverage eyeing next moves to get Sandy Alcantara some run support. “Miniscule” details still need to be ironed out between Sandy Alcantara and the Marlins, Craig Mish reports on Swings and Mishes. The expectation is they’ll be able to finalize his extension within the next week. While the Alcantara news is a big move in the Marlins community, it’s being drowned out nationally by Wander Franco’s gargantuan 11-year, $182 million deal with the Rays. The notoriously thrifty franchise is making an unprecedented...
Fish Stripes Nov 23, 2021
The Offishial Show Episode 142: Sandy Alcantara Extension Reaction

The Offishial Show Episode 142: Sandy Alcantara Extension Reaction

Just Baseball’s Aram Leighton joins us in celebrating the Marlins’ long-term commitment to ace Sandy Alcantara. In a refreshingly smart move, the Marlins are finalizing an agreement to sign Sandy Alcantara to a five-year, $55-plus million deal (per Craig Mish of SportsGrid). Alongside Aram Leighton of Just Baseball, Ely Sussman breaks down how this impacts the rest of Miami’s offseason. Then, they quibble about Aram’s Pablo López blockbuster trade idea, the development of prospect JJ Bleday and Griffin Conine being left unprotected for the MLB Rule 5 draft, concluding...
Fish Stripes Nov 23, 2021
Offishial news, 11/23/21: Alcantara extension reaction pods; Trevor Rogers’ neighborhood

Offishial news, 11/23/21: Alcantara extension reaction pods; Trevor Rogers’ neighborhood

Marlins/YouTube The latest Miami Marlins coverage following Monday’s Mish Bomb. New Fish Stripes Podcasts You didn’t dream it: Sandy Alcantara and the Marlins are on the verge of completing a five-year extension. The $55-plus million guarantee will be the third-largest investment that this franchise has ever made in a pitcher, trailing only the Wei-Yin Chen and Mark Buehrle free agent deals. Alcantara, if he remains in Miami for the full duration of the contract (and avoids severe injury), would become the first-ever pitcher to spend nine major league seasons...
Call to the Pen Nov 22, 2021

Miami Marlins make smart move with Sandy Alcantara extension

The Miami Marlins took a proactive stance toward ensuring their future on the mound on Monday morning, reportedly nearing a contract extension with starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara. According to a tweet from Craig Mish of The Miami Herald, once the deal is completed, the Miami Marlins will lock up Alcantara for the next five seasons […] Miami Marlins make smart move with Sandy Alcantara extension - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Fish Stripes Nov 22, 2021
Marlins, Sandy Alcantara finalizing 5-year contract extension

Marlins, Sandy Alcantara finalizing 5-year contract extension

Photo by Mark Brown/ Hell yeah!!! A win-win deal. Only half an hour after I published a detailed piece urging the Marlins to extend Sandy Alcantara, Craig Mish broke the news Monday morning that they are nearing an agreement that will keep him in Miami through at least the 2026 season. Miami Marlins are closing in on a 5 year contract extension with Pitcher Sandy Alcantara. Deal per sources will be North of 55 million dollars guaranteed.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) November 22, 2021 I don’t have much to add beyond what was already expressed in that article. I...
Fish Stripes Nov 22, 2021
Why Marlins should extend Sandy Alcantara now (and what it should cost)

Why Marlins should extend Sandy Alcantara now (and what it should cost)

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Alcantara wants to stay in Miami. Fish Stripes attempts to create a fair deal for both sides. Speaking to the media at the Marlins’ annual Thanksgiving meals distribution event on Friday, Sandy Alcantara confirmed that he and the team have had ongoing contract extension negotiations. This came just days after the Miami Herald’s Craig Mish characterized those talks as a “stalemate” situation and less than two weeks after Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported that the team is considering whether to shop its veteran...
Fish Stripes Nov 18, 2021
Fish Stripes Unfiltered Episode 6: Marlins Get Head, Still Need Bats

Fish Stripes Unfiltered Episode 6: Marlins Get Head, Still Need Bats

Photo by Mark Brown/ Isaac and Kevin weigh in on the latest Marlins rumors with special guest Daniel Álvarez of El Extrabase. Isaac Azout and Kevin Barral welcome Daniel Álvarez of El Extrabase! This episode’s topics include recent starting pitcher contracts and how they affect Sandy Alcantara, free agent targets like Avisaíl García, Starling Marte and Nick Castellanos, potential Blue Jays trades that would upgrade Miami’s catching situation, the acquisition of Louis Head from Tampa Bay, and debating whether to go for Willson Contreras now or wait a year. Enjoy...
Fish Stripes Nov 17, 2021
Offishial news, 11/17/21: Alcantara extension talks stalled; Fish Stripes LIVE; Jazz in LA

Offishial news, 11/17/21: Alcantara extension talks stalled; Fish Stripes LIVE; Jazz in LA

@baseballgenerations/Instagram The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through hump day. What’s new in MLB free agency: Noah Syndergaard got a one-year, $21 million deal from the Angels. Syndergaard made just two abbreviated starts for the Mets at the end of 2021 after missing the previous season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Players like Syndergaard who received qualifying offers from their former teams have until today to decide whether to accept it. The Marlins and Sandy Alcantara are currently “at a stalemate” in their contract extension...
Fish Stripes Nov 16, 2021
2021-22 Miami Marlins offseason roster tracker

2021-22 Miami Marlins offseason roster tracker

Photo by Mark Brown/ Monitoring every move the Marlins make leading up to the 2022 MLB season. The Marlins 40-man roster is currently at 40 players. Pitchers (22): Sandy Alcantara, Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Edward Cabrera, Paul Campbell, Daniel Castano, Dylan Floro, Braxton Garrett, Sean Guenther, Louis Head, Elieser Hernandez, Jordan Holloway, Pablo López, Jesús Luzardo, Nick Neidert, Steven Okert, Zach Pop, Cody Poteet, Trevor Rogers, Sixto Sánchez, Zach Thompson Position Players (18): Jesús Aguilar, Jorge Alfaro, Brian Anderson, Jon Berti,...
Fish Stripes Nov 9, 2021
Offishial news, 11/9/21: Trevor ROYers; early FA movement; Locked On Pratt

Offishial news, 11/9/21: Trevor ROYers; early FA movement; Locked On Pratt

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via The latest Miami Marlins coverage as hot stove season intensifies. In news that should surprise absolutely nobody, Trevor Rogers is a National League Rookie of the Year finalist, meaning that he finished top three in the BBWAA voting. The award winner will be announced next week. Check out Nicole Cahill’s new season review article on him. Meanwhile, fellow 2022 projected starters Sandy Alcantara, Pablo López and Elieser Hernandez are being discussed internally as potential trade chips, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. As...
Fish Stripes Nov 9, 2021
Marlins may trade one of veteran starting pitchers

Marlins may trade one of veteran starting pitchers

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Let’s break down this new rumor from MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. With Sandy Alcantara, Pablo López and Elieser Hernandez each inching closer to free agency, MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the Marlins are thinking about possibly trading one of them. All three right-handers are on track to reach the open market after the 2024 season. Entering their first year of arbitration eligibility, Alcantara is projected by MLB Trade Rumors to earn $4.5 million for the 2022 season. López is projected for $2.5 million and Hernandez for $1.4...

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