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Fish Stripes 3 hours ago
Fish Stripes Bracket Challenge: Round of 64 results

Fish Stripes Bracket Challenge: Round of 64 results

March Madness with a fishy flavor. Vote with us on Twitter! During the brief period between the start of the NCAA Tournament and MLB Opening Day, baseball historically gets pushed to the back burner. Not around here it won’t! Fish Stripes is joining the bracket craze and putting a Marlins spin on it. Participate in the daily polls at the Fish Stripes Twitter account (@fishstripes) as we narrow down the field of 64 players to determine who is the fanbase’s favorite. Here is the rest of the voting schedule: Round of 32—Polls open Friday from 8:30 a.m. to...
Fish Stripes 4 hours ago
Will Marlins’ Spring Training success translate to regular season?

Will Marlins’ Spring Training success translate to regular season?

With so many young core players dominating the Grapefruit League, should we be getting our hopes up for the 2019 Marlins? Not to be overshadowed by the Angels signing Mike Trout to the largest deal in sports history, and MLB contenders claiming the final few sought-after free agents, the Marlins are hot. Thursday’s ___ . ”It’s just spring training buuut...” the Miami Marlins have 11 straight wins. #MarlinsST pic.twitter.com/xqgjDEXHF1— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) March 21, 2019 Now I know that this is only Spring Training, and won't mean all that much when the first pitch is...
Fish Stripes Mar 21, 2019
Estimating Marlins 2019 home attendance

Estimating Marlins 2019 home attendance

What kind of turnout will the new-look Fish get in Year 2 under the new ownership? Attendance figures have long been a concern for the Miami Marlins. The combination of an organization that has failed to secure a playoff spot since 2003, plus a fanbase with high expectations and plentiful alternatives on any given night, is predictably perilous. Additionally, the Marlins have antagonized their community with heartbreak, repeated rebuilds, and a stadium location that many find to be inaccessible. But there is hope that beautiful Marlins Park will one day be filled with energetic fans....
Fish Stripes Mar 21, 2019
2019 Marlins Season Preview: Dan Straily

2019 Marlins Season Preview: Dan Straily

Straily has been a career 4.23 ERA pitcher, but his Marlins rotation spot could be in jeopardy. Dan Straily is in a weird spot this year for the Marlins. The 30-year-old has been back end of the rotation quality for most of his career in the majors. He owns zero seasons with an earned run average below 3.50. While Straily used to be useful as an innings eater who could hold the thin Fish pitching staff together, he’s being squeezed out in 2019 by a wave of electric, inexpensive starters. How did he get here? Traded on January 19, 2017 from the Reds to the Marlins for Zeek White, Austin...

Super-utility man Rosell Herrera ready fill variety of roles for Marlins

One of the most versatile players on the roster, Rosell Herrera will be all over the field this upcoming season. Claimed off waivers in January, the 26-year-old utility man has made a strong impression this spring, playing in five different spots — center field, right field, shortstop, third base...

Marlins minor league team will break the law on ‘Florida Man’ tribute night

When your team is named the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, you’re clearly not opposed to pushing the envelope to have a little fun. The latest example is a “Florida Man” promotional night where the Miami Marlins’ Double-A affiliate will “attempt to break a weird Florida law every inning.” The game...
Fish Stripes Mar 20, 2019
2019 Fish Stripes Bracket Challenge

2019 Fish Stripes Bracket Challenge

March Madness with a fishy flavor. During the brief period between the start of the NCAA Tournament and MLB Opening Day, baseball historically gets pushed to the back burner. Not around here it won’t! Fish Stripes is joining the bracket craze and putting a Marlins spin on it. Here are 64 past and present Marlins players who I have selected, seeded and split into four regions. It is a single-elimination format. Over the next week, you will be asked to choose the winner of each matchup—using whatever criteria you want—by voting in daily polls posted to @fishstripes on Twitter. On March...
Fish Stripes Mar 20, 2019
2019 Marlins Season Preview: Jordan Yamamoto

2019 Marlins Season Preview: Jordan Yamamoto

Yamamoto was one of the most successful Marlins prospects last season. Is that performance sustainable as he continues moving up the organizational ladder? Baseball America, 2018: “Evaluators largely see Yamamoto as a future reliever, at best, because of his slight frame and lack of a plus pitch.” Baseball America, 2019: “His late-breaking, downer curveball is his best secondary offering, flashing plus at times...He has the potential of a mid-rotation starter.” What a difference a year makes for Marlins right-hander Jordan Yamamoto. Despite an age-22 season that was interrupted...

While rotation still unsettled, Marlins' pitching situation taking shape as Opening Day nears

While only one player has officially locked up a spot in the Marlins’ rotation, Miami’s pitching depth chart for both the starters and relievers is beginning to take shape. Aside from Jose Urena, who’s been named the Opening Day starter, the Marlins have six starters — Dan Straily, Trevor Richards,...
Fish Stripes Mar 18, 2019
Marlins stay en fuego with 7-1 win over Nationals

Marlins stay en fuego with 7-1 win over Nationals

Dr. K‘s orders—10 in a row! Caleb Smith goes five strong innings. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—The Marlins visited the Washington Nationals on a gloomy Monday afternoon at FITTEAM Ballpark. A crowd of 3,084 witnessed a matchup between prized free agent Patrick Corbin and second-year starter Caleb Smith. But it was the lesser-known left-hander who had far more success, highlighting a 7-1 Marlins win, their 10th in a row. @TheRealAcon A throwing error and back-to-back doubles gave the Marlins an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. That’s all the support that...

Marlins' outfield battle wages into final week of spring — who makes Opening Day roster?

After five weeks of non-stop baseball in Jupiter, the spring training grind is nearing an end. With the final week of Grapefruit League play beginning Monday, the Marlins have one last chance to see their extended roster in action before March 28’s Opening Day matchup against the Colorado Rockies....
Fish Stripes Mar 18, 2019
2019 Marlins Season Preview: Brian Anderson

2019 Marlins Season Preview: Brian Anderson

For all of their missteps, the old regime deserves some credit for drafting and developing BA. Skepticism about the 2019 Miami Marlins is understandable. Simply put, they don’t have very many good major league players! Their offseason free agent acquisitions are all seemingly past their primes, and former top prospects who graduated to the active roster haven’t yet translated their talent into results at the highest level. Brian Anderson is the exception. He is a legitimate building block for the franchise, coming off a 3.4 fWAR campaign with room to get even better. How did he get...
Fish Stripes Mar 17, 2019
Fresh Fish News, 3/17/19: Perfect week of Spring Training, 2019 blueprint, Five Reasons Sports Network

Fresh Fish News, 3/17/19: Perfect week of Spring Training, 2019 blueprint, Five Reasons Sports Network

With little time left before the first regular season game, the Marlins continue to show encouraging signs against spring training competition. Opening Day for the Marlins is less than two weeks away and there are still many questions about roster spots that need to be answered. You will not find all of those answers here, but what you will find are all the storylines and discussions for the week regarding your Miami Marlins! Marlins win streak reaches eight games Can't even remember what an L feels like — Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) March 15, 2019 With a mixture of good pitching...
Fish Stripes Mar 16, 2019
Marlins lineup erupts for huge comeback, 8th straight Grapefruit League win

Marlins lineup erupts for huge comeback, 8th straight Grapefruit League win

Meanwhile, Sandy Alcántara may be jeopardizing his spot in the Opening Day rotation. JUPITER, Fla.—Splitting first baseman duties for the Marlins on Saturday afternoon, Miguel Rojas and Pedro Álvarez combined to go 5-for-5 at the plate with three extra-base hits and six runs batted in, leading the Fish back from a 6-0 deficit to beat the Mets, 11-6. It extended the club’s Grapefruit League winning streak to eight games. On the other hand, it’s concerning that highly regarded right-hander Sandy Alcántara put them in that hole in the first place. Don Mattingly had set a goal for...

Marlins outfielder Garrett Cooper impressing in spring after injury-plagued 2018 season

Given how quickly things went sideways, it’s easy to forget Garrett Cooper’s 2018 season actually started off pretty well. Playing in his first full major league season, Cooper won the Miami Marlins starting right field job and reached base twice on Opening Day, driving in a run. Approximately...

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