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Quiz: Marlins single-season strikeout leaders

Quiz: Marlins single-season strikeout leaders

Testing your knowledge of Marlins pitchers from the early years of the franchise through the 2019 season. To help fill the void created by the delayed 2020 regular season, I dusted off the Fish Stripes Sporcle account! Each Saturday, I’ll share an original Marlins quiz with all of you. This one challenges you to name the pitchers behind the top 25 single-season strikeout totals in Marlins history. Don’t be intimidated: the fact that there are several pitchers who cracked the top 25 multiple times makes it slightly easier. Unlike the previous featured quiz, I dropped the time limit from...
Fish Stripes 19 hours ago
Top all-time Marlins MLB Draft picks outside the first 5 rounds

Top all-time Marlins MLB Draft picks outside the first 5 rounds

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports With MLB owners and players deciding to downsize the 2020 draft, it’ll remove the fun of discovering hidden gems in the later rounds. The 2020 MLB Draft will be unlike any other. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, high school and college baseball seasons have been cancelled, stalling their development and preventing scouts from getting their usual live looks. Then on Thursday night, MLB players and owners agreed to alleviate financial issues by downsizing the draft, deferring signing bonuses and reducing the total number of rounds from 40 to as few as...
Fish Stripes Mar 26, 2020
Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch and game thread—March 26, 2020 (virtual game)

Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch and game thread—March 26, 2020 (virtual game)

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ Join us for Thursday’s MLB The Show showdown between Rhys Hoskins and Miguel Rojas Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins vs. Phillies MLB The Show 20 game thread. You read that right: a thread for us to discuss a virtual game taking place on what would’ve been 2020 MLB Opening Day. As announced Wednesday night, Miguel Rojas (Marlins) will host Rhys Hoskins (Phillies) in a special MLB The Show matchup from the comfort of their respective homes. Anytime, anywhere ... Including virtual reality.The SHOWdown vs @Phillies on https://t.co/nFDDz1FF9P....
Fish Stripes Mar 26, 2020
Our Noticias, 3/26/20: Your guide to #OpeningDayAtHome

Our Noticias, 3/26/20: Your guide to #OpeningDayAtHome

@Marlins/Twitter Major League Baseball and its teams are doing their best to make this day memorable for fans despite the lack of live games. Fish Stripes Top 30 update Regardless of whether or not there will be a 2020 season, the Fish Stripes staff wanted to put together a new Top 30 that better reflects the state of this loaded Marlins farm system. Behold: The full article contains 4,000-plus words and, as always, plenty of player highlights. Plus we added a new wrinkle by recording and publishing the full rankings process in podcast form (audio player embedded in the article). We...
Fish Stripes Mar 26, 2020
Fish Stripes Top 30: Updated Marlins prospects list for 2020 season

Fish Stripes Top 30: Updated Marlins prospects list for 2020 season

1B Lewin Díaz has emerged as a Fish Stripes staff favorite. | Photo by Michael Reaves/ The next several waves of talent in the Marlins farm system can put the franchise in a position to consistently contend this decade. In these unprecedented times, as the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has brought Major League Baseball and countless other enterprises to a halt, nobody knows what will happen next. The only thing we’re sure of is that the Fish Stripes Marlins top prospects list was overdue for an update. Regardless of whether or not there will be a 2020 season, the staff...
Fish Stripes Mar 24, 2020
Drive-through COVID-19 testing at Marlins Park begins Wednesday

Drive-through COVID-19 testing at Marlins Park begins Wednesday

Photo by Mark Brown/ Only people ages 65 and older who have been exhibiting possible coronavirus symptoms will be tested for the time being. Miami-Dade County and the Marlins have moved quickly to set up a drive-through coronavirus testing site at Marlins Park. Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced new details about it Tuesday afternoon. To summarize: A call center is open now at 305-499-8767 to make appointments. Only people ages 65 and older who are exhibiting possible COVID-19 symptoms are eligible to be tested. The testing begins on Wednesday morning. People with appointments can be...
Fish Stripes Mar 24, 2020
Games of the Decade: June 20, 2019

Games of the Decade: June 20, 2019

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Zac Gallen made his much-anticipated MLB debut, but didn’t factor into the decision in this extra-inning classic. Nothing compares with the rush of tuning in to live Marlins games. But as you are all aware, unfortunate circumstances have delayed the start of the 2020 regular season. Need help filling that void? Fish Stripes will be presenting full-length FOX Sports Florida broadcasts from the 2010-2019 Marlins seasons. The “Games of the Decade” series is a collaborative process between the Fish Stripes staff and audience. Please continue recommending...
Fish Stripes Mar 23, 2020
Fish Bites Episode 66: Which Marlin would you quarantine with?

Fish Bites Episode 66: Which Marlin would you quarantine with?

Photo by Joseph Guzy/Marlins Accepting that the 2020 MLB season will be significantly shortened (if it takes place at all), plus crowdsourcing your best/worst Marlins players to quarantine with. Entering what should have been MLB Opening Week, Marlins baseball is still nowhere in sight. Ely looks at how several veteran players on the team historically perform in March/April/May of a typical season (2:35), and how to adjust expectations for them considering that the 2020 season won’t include those months. On Twitter and Instagram, Fish Stripes asked which Marlins players—past or...
Fish Stripes Mar 23, 2020
Our Noticias, 3/23/20: Marlins Park reopens (sort of); Sev & Geff Live

Our Noticias, 3/23/20: Marlins Park reopens (sort of); Sev & Geff Live

Photo by Mark Brown/ With no Marlins baseball for the foreseeable future, the team’s ballpark is being repurposed to assist with the coronavirus health crisis. Marlins Park to provide free, drive-through coronavirus testing Important message from @mayorgimenez about #COVID19 today, March 22. #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/BBm0X35hzy— Miami-Dade County (@MiamiDadeCounty) March 22, 2020 Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced Sunday afternoon that, with the cooperation of Derek Jeter and the Marlins, the stadium will soon become a public testing site for COVID-19....
Fish Stripes Mar 22, 2020
Full 2020 Marlins Spring Training Highlights

Full 2020 Marlins Spring Training Highlights

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Marlins were one of the best teams in the 2020 Grapefruit League, posting a 12-6 record (with 2 ties) in their 20 games played. Their brightest stars included MLB prospects Jazz Chisholm, Jerar Encarnación, Monte Harrison and Alex Vesia. Enjoy their top Spring Training highlights in the latest Fish Stripes YouTube video: Visit MLB.com to browse through individual and team spring stats.
Fish Stripes Mar 21, 2020
Quiz: Marlins who fell a triple shy of the cycle multiple times

Quiz: Marlins who fell a triple shy of the cycle multiple times

There are a couple big hints for you! | Photo by Doug Benc/ Nobody in Marlins history has ever hit for the cycle, but these 30 players repeatedly came close! To help fill the void created by the delayed 2020 regular season, I dusted off the Fish Stripes Sporcle account! Each Saturday, I’ll share an original Marlins quiz with all of you. This one touches on a sensitive topic: the franchise’s cycle drought. Through 27 seasons, no player has done it. Every year, there are Fish who get stuck “a triple shy” of this achievement. Thanks to the magical Baseball-Reference Play Index, I...
Fish Stripes Mar 20, 2020
Our Noticias, 3/20/20: Social distancing workouts; fan survey sign-ups

Our Noticias, 3/20/20: Social distancing workouts; fan survey sign-ups

@nic_ready/Twitter Coronavirus concerns force Marlins players to invent new workout routines and cancel the highly anticipated 2020 Puerto Rico Series. Ready for anything, no excuses It’s perhaps the most-liked tweet by a Marlins prospect...ever? Air Force reserve and 23rd-round draft pick Nic Ready posted a video of himself doing squats with a dead 150-pound hog on his shoulders: Just a quarantined minor leaguer from Texas ‍♂️ #marlins pic.twitter.com/T0tK2xY2A6— Nic Ready (@nic_ready) March 18, 2020 Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News followed up with him to get the...
Fish Stripes Mar 20, 2020
Games of the Decade: August 2, 2013

Games of the Decade: August 2, 2013

Photo by Marc Serota/ This domination of the Indians belongs on the short list of best games that José Fernández ever pitched. Nothing compares with the rush of tuning in to live Marlins games. But as you are all aware, unfortunate circumstances have delayed the start of the 2020 regular season. Need help filling that void? Fish Stripes will be presenting full-length FOX Sports Florida broadcasts from the 2010-2019 Marlins seasons. The “Games of the Decade” series is a collaborative process between the Fish Stripes staff and audience. Please continue recommending games that deserve...
Fish Stripes Mar 20, 2020
Our Noticias, 3/20/20:

Our Noticias, 3/20/20:

@nic_ready/Twitter Ready for anything, no excuses Marlins Nic Ready https://twitter.com/nic_ready/status/1240319049260658690 Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/rangers/2020/03/18/delayed-season-dont-matter-jesuit-alum-minor-league-player-goes-viral-with-dead-hog-deadlift/ Jeffrey Loria Orioles #MLBeardChallenge Day 3: $1K to the Baltimore OriolesI was inside the room for the 1993 auction - this how Peter Angelos became the owner. pic.twitter.com/2XRcVUnLwE— David P. Samson (@DavidPSamson) March 18, 2020 2020 FanPulse sign-ups Click this...
Fish Stripes Mar 18, 2020
A win a day keeps us sane: FOX Sports Florida to replay 2019 Marlins games

A win a day keeps us sane: FOX Sports Florida to replay 2019 Marlins games

Photo by Rhona Wise/MLB Photos via The regional sports network has scheduled daily, full-length game broadcasts of Marlins wins beginning Thursday through the end of March. Most South Floridians will be self-quarantined in their homes for an indefinite period of time. FOX Sports Florida has adjusted their programming schedule accordingly, announcing Wednesday that Marlins wins from the 2019 season will be broadcasted on the network. For the next 13 days (at least), get into the habit of flipping to FS Florida at noon ET. In most cases, you can catch an encore of the game in...

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