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Fish Stripes Feb 2, 2023
Offishial news, 2/2/23: Arraez goes to salary arbitration; No. 5 starter Sandy Alcantara?

Offishial news, 2/2/23: Arraez goes to salary arbitration; No. 5 starter Sandy Alcantara?

Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes a José Iglesias rumor. Marlins Podcast Episodes MLB Network’s The Shredder rates Sandy Alcantara as the fifth-best major league starting pitcher right now behind Corbin Burnes, Justin Verlander, Carlos Rodón and Max Scherzer. Alcantara finished No. 1 in the fan vote, though. Free agent José Iglesias tells Pelota Cubana that he’s had talks with the Marlins this offseason. Iglesias is firmly in the journeyman stage of his career—played with six MLB teams over the last five...
Fish Stripes Jan 30, 2023
Offishial news, 1/30/23: Awards presented to Alcantara and Ng; Coach Gary Sheffield

Offishial news, 1/30/23: Awards presented to Alcantara and Ng; Coach Gary Sheffield

@sandyalcantar22/Twitter Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes a call for your Jake Eder questions. Marlins Podcast Episodes Sandy Alcantara was presented with his 2022 National League Cy Young award at the annual BBWAA dinner in New York. He spent his three-minute acceptance speech thanking God, his family, close friends and members of the Marlins organization, specifically Mel Stottlemyre Jr. The physical plaque had an embarrassing typo, but he’ll presumably receive a personalized, typo-less one in the near future. Kim Ng was honored, too. Here’s her...
Fish Stripes Jan 28, 2023
Get to know the 2023 Non-Roster Invitees

Get to know the 2023 Non-Roster Invitees

Which of these players has the best chance to make it on the Opening Day roster? On Wednesday, the Miami Marlins announced they would bring 27 non-roster invitees to their major league spring training camp (a 28th NRI, Daniel Castano, received his invite on Thursday). Highlighted by top prospects Eury Pérez, Dax Fulton, and Jacob Berry, the Marlins also brought in some minor-league free agents to compete for Opening Day roster spots. Top Prospects The biggest name of the top prospects is starter Eury Pérez. Due to Sandy Alcantara, Edward Cabrera, Jesús Luzardo, and Johnny...
Marlins’ new pitcher Johnny Cueto brings flare, veteran presence to Miami

Marlins’ new pitcher Johnny Cueto brings flare, veteran presence to Miami

The Marlins added Cueto to a rotation that includes NL Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara, Pablo López, Trevor Rogers, Edward Cabrera, Braxton Garrett and Jesús Luzardo.
Fish Stripes Jan 17, 2023
Sixto Sánchez hoping to contribute after 2 lost seasons, just like these guys did

Sixto Sánchez hoping to contribute after 2 lost seasons, just like these guys did

@sixto03_sanchez/Instagram What other pitchers performed at a high level after back-to-back years without any professional appearances? Pitcher injuries are unfortunately commonplace across Major League Baseball today. For anybody not named Sandy Alcantara, you need to enter the new season bracing for the possibility of an IL stint at some point. More so than ever, MLB teams are prioritizing quality over quantity when it comes to pitching—they handle their arms cautiously and do everything possible to prepare them to succeed when they’re actually on the mound. On...
Fish Stripes Jan 12, 2023
Down the Dorsal: Sandy Alcantara’s Complete Game vs. Cardinals Had Everything

Down the Dorsal: Sandy Alcantara’s Complete Game vs. Cardinals Had Everything

Fish Stripes rewinds to one of 2022’s most satisfying Marlins wins. We’re going back to June 29 of last year against the Cardinals. Morale was pretty low for the 33-40 Marlins, but Sandy Alcantara pitched an incredible game (as he always does). The Marlins were down a run entering the ninth inning and on the ropes against St. Louis closer Ryan Helsley. Down to their final out, Avisaíl García stepped up. In the midst of the worst season of his life, I can hardly describe how much of a miracle it was when he blasted a go-ahead home run to center field. Sandy went back out...
Fish Stripes Jan 11, 2023
Offishial news, 1/11/23: Sandy Alcantara Day; Correa finally signs (pending physical)

Offishial news, 1/11/23: Sandy Alcantara Day; Correa finally signs (pending physical)

Noah Berger/Fish Stripes Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes an important update on a potential Miami trade partner. Marlins Podcast Episodes Tuesday’s winter ball updates: Javier Sanoja (Cardenales de Lara) went 1-for-5 with 1 RBI; Anthony Maldonado (Criollos de Caguas) took a loss in relief, in part because of poor defense behind him (1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K); Norel González (Cangrejeros de Santurce) went 0-for-3. The City of Miami proclaimed that January 10, 2023 shall be known as “Sandy Alcantara Day” and mayor Francis Suarez presented...
Marlins’ Cy Young winner Alcantara gets key to city of Miami

Marlins’ Cy Young winner Alcantara gets key to city of Miami

Mayor Suarez also declared Jan. 10 “Sandy Alcantara Day” in Miami. Alcantara, 27, made history as the first Marlins pitcher to win the Cy Young award.

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