6:36 AM EST, Wed December 11, 2019
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Jesús Aguilar tras su llegada a los Marlins: “Esta es la oportunidad que uno anhela”

Jesús Aguilar tras su llegada a los Marlins: “Esta es la oportunidad que uno anhela”

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports El lunes, Miami reclamó de waivers a Jesús Aguilar desde los Rays. El venezolano ve el cambio como un gran chance de mostrar de qué está hecho. Para nadie es un secreto que los Marlins quieren mejorar su ofensiva. Y aunque no se espera que inviertan en grande aún, necesitan llenar los vacíos que dejaron las salidas de Martín Prado y Starlin Castro. El lunes, los Peces empezaron a hacerlo, al adquirir al primera base Jesús Aguilar de waivers y al infielder Jonathan Villar vía cambio. Welcome to Miami pic.twitter.com/278pUGSGmN— Miami Marlins...
9 hours ago
Marlins attempting to trade for Rangers OF Nomar Mazara

Marlins attempting to trade for Rangers OF Nomar Mazara

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Mazara would further improve the Marlins lineup for the 2020 season, plus he’s controllable for an additional year via arbitration. The Marlins aren’t content to leave San Diego empty-handed. President of baseball operations Michael Hill told reporters Tuesday afternoon at the MLB Winter Meetings that he’s “actively pursuing” an offensive upgrade for the 2020 roster. Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara appears to be their current target, as detailed by FNTSY Sports Radio host Craig Mish. Marlins are in on Nomar Mazara. Looks like Rangers are engaged with...
22 hours ago
Marlins Winter Meetings Rumors: Tuesday

Marlins Winter Meetings Rumors: Tuesday

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Stay updated on the latest Marlins news and rumors from the second full day of action in San Diego. Fish Stripes is covering all the Marlins news and rumors from the MLB Winter Meetings being held in San Diego. This article is dedicated to all of Tuesday’s developments. Catch up on Monday’s here! 4:45 a.m. PT—Several nuggets from Craig Mish on his latest Swings and Mishes episode: “The rest of the financial threshold I think that [the Marlins] have is to acquire another bat in some way.” Mish confirms that they are still in pursuit of old...
23 hours ago
Offseason Fish—12/10/19

Offseason Fish—12/10/19

@Marlins/Instagram Our latest roundup of Marlins player activity from all around the world (literally). For many players within the Marlins organization, baseball never stops. Just like last year, Fish Stripes will be consistently updating the whereabouts of your favorite Fish during the offseason. At FishStripes.com/offseason, you can find updates on them, including stats, highlights and (small sample size) analysis. Jesús Sánchez, Kameron Misner, José Devers and José Salas—all consensus Top 30 Marlins prospects—were among those participating at a hitter’s camp in Jupiter on...
Dec 9, 2019
Tyler Kinley claimed off waivers by Rockies

Tyler Kinley claimed off waivers by Rockies

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The South Florida native impressed at times in 2019, but was poised for regression. It’s a dangerous time to be a hard-throwing, soon-to-be 29-year-old reliever on the Marlins 40-man roster. Days after Tayron Guerrero was claimed off waivers by the White Sox, Tyler Kinley is headed to the Rockies, the club announced Monday afternoon. This creates a new opening on the 40-man. During his first extended major league opportunity, Kinley posted a shiny 3.65 earned run average. He was virtually unhittable down the stretch, holding opponents scoreless in 14...
Dec 9, 2019
Marlins Winter Meetings rumors: Monday

Marlins Winter Meetings rumors: Monday

Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports Stay updated on the latest Marlins news and rumors from the first full day of action in San Diego. Fish Stripes is covering all the Marlins news and rumors from the MLB Winter Meetings being held in San Diego. This article is dedicated to all of Monday’s development. 9:36 a.m. PT—Joe Frisaro of MLB.com confirms the report of Gosuke Katoh’s signing, which includes an invite to big league spring training. 8:03 a.m. PT—FNTSY Sports Radio host Craig Mish bumped into ex-Marlins hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo, who says he was “definitely taken by...
Dec 9, 2019
Top Choices for Upcoming Rule 5 Draft

Top Choices for Upcoming Rule 5 Draft

Thursday’s Rule 5 draft offers a mix of complementary, big league-ready players and upside plays The interest generated by Major League Baseball’s Rule 5 draft is a testament to the intensity of its fans, as it is largely an exercise in mid-range prospects changing hands. That said, each year teams strike on successful big leaguers, and the performance of Rule 5 picks seems to have trended up in recent history. The 2019 draft, which will take place on December 12 at the upcoming Winter Meetings, will mirror the order of the June 2020 draft, so the Marlins hold the third overall pick....
Dec 8, 2019
Don Mattingly again falls short of Baseball Hall of Fame induction

Don Mattingly again falls short of Baseball Hall of Fame induction

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Mattingly’s excellent but injury-shortened playing career earned him little consideration from the Modern Baseball Era Committee. In the midst of this Marlins rebuild, manager Don Mattingly is among the most recognizable members of the team. That iconic mustache of his circled the drain years ago, but fans of the Yankees and Major League Baseball in general still respect his sweet left-handed swing and superb defense at first base. But Mattingly’s playing career as a whole hasn’t been able to earn him true baseball immortality: a plaque in...
Dec 8, 2019
Fish Bites Episode 51: Marlins transaction analysis & Winter Meetings preview

Fish Bites Episode 51: Marlins transaction analysis & Winter Meetings preview

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Analyzing an active week of Marlins news and setting the stage for the upcoming MLB Winter Meetings. What should Marlins fans expect from new acquisitions Jesús Aguilar and Jonathan Villar? Ely weighs in on both the hefty first baseman (3:10) and the versatile, top-of-the-order sparkplug (14:35). These additions forced the Fish to part ways with JT Riddle (30:50) and Tayron Guerrero (32:50), neither of whom realized their full potential in recent seasons. As the Winter Meetings get underway in San Diego, the Marlins should be shopping for experienced...
Dec 6, 2019
DFA’d Tayron Guerrero claimed off waivers by White Sox

DFA’d Tayron Guerrero claimed off waivers by White Sox

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The towering Colombian right-hander couldn’t find consistent success out of the Marlins bullpen despite premium fastball velocity. After being designated for assignment by the Marlins earlier in the week, right-hander Tayron Guerrero was claimed off waivers Friday afternoon by the White Sox. Both teams have announced the transaction. Signed by the Padres as an amateur free agent in 2010, Guerrero debuted in the majors on May 17, 2016. But a couple months later, he was shipped to Miami as a minor piece of the complicated Andrew Cashner/Josh Naylor/Colin...
Dec 6, 2019
Mock draft has Marlins selecting Emerson Hancock

Mock draft has Marlins selecting Emerson Hancock

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Miami could be set to take a college pitcher with their top pick for the first time in nearly a decade. The current school of thought is that the Marlins can do no wrong with the third overall pick of the 2020 MLB Draft. Although we are still roughly six months from selection day, three names separated themselves from the pack over the course of 2019: Georgia starting pitcher Emerson Hancock, Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson, and Vanderbilt shortstop Austin Martin. The drop-off after the trio on the draft boards is fairly significant as of now, with...
Dec 6, 2019
Marlins address greatest weakness with Jonathan Villar trade

Marlins address greatest weakness with Jonathan Villar trade

Photo by Will Newton/ The Marlins will be much improved in the baserunning department if Villar comes close to replicating his 2019 season. The 2019 Miami Marlins had numerous issues with their on-field performance. Thankfully this offseason, they’ve been taking steps to address them. Pounding too many balls into the ground? Let’s add renowned hitting instructor James Rowson to the major league coaching staff. Deep flies keep dying on the Marlins Park warning track? Not anymore! Next week at the MLB Winter Meetings, the front office will have its sights set on competent relievers....
Dec 6, 2019
Our Noticias, 12/6/19: Marlins set for Winter Meetings

Our Noticias, 12/6/19: Marlins set for Winter Meetings

Daniel Clark-USA TODAY Sports After acquiring two impact bats earlier in the week, Miami is not done shopping with the Winter Meetings right around the corner. Plus links on the 2020 draft and field alterations. Ready to Splash Some Cash Having been sellers at the annual Winter Meetings for the past two years, Miami is in a position to add talent to the roster this time around as the rebuild begins to turn the corner. Despite the unexpected but welcome additions of utility man Jonathan Villar and first baseman Jesús Aguilar earlier this week, there are still plenty of areas in which the...
Dec 5, 2019
Jesús Aguilar on joining the Marlins: “This is an opportunity every player wants”

Jesús Aguilar on joining the Marlins: “This is an opportunity every player wants”

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports On Monday, Miami claimed Rays first baseman Jesús Aguilar off waivers. The Venezuelan sees his arrival as a great chance to show what he’s made of. It’s well known that the Marlins want to improve their offense badly. And while they’re not expected to spend big money just yet, they need to fill the holes created by the departures of Martín Prado and Starlin Castro. On Monday, the Fish began doing so by acquiring first baseman Jesús Aguilar from waivers and infielder Jonathan Villar via trade. Welcome to Miami pic.twitter.com/278pUGSGmN— Miami...
Dec 4, 2019
Our Noticias: Marlins making moves

Our Noticias: Marlins making moves

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Fish add two bats with more on the way. Plus, Marlins Park fences make a move of their own. Wow, what a week! Lots of big Marlins news, and we’ve covered it all for you here at Fish Stripes. First off, the Marlins acquired a couple legit bats in Jonathan Villar and Jesus Aguilar. Bold Prediction: The Marlins won’t lose 105 games again next season https://t.co/AqriXYZpFk— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) December 3, 2019 Derek Jeter reacted thusly. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated J.T. Riddle and Tayron Guerrero for assignment....