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All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 37

All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 37

Photo by David Banks/ Today’s feature has another six players from across all eras of Marlins baseball, including Mike Aviles, Tommy Gregg, and Yadiel Rivera. We’re into the top 400 of the Marlins all-time list, and some of the players listed in today’s dispatch may not ring with familiarity. Our goal with this offseason-long series is to touch on all 630 Marlins to have appeared through the first 28 seasons of regular season play. Today’s six players had between 75 and 249 PA/BF, and finished their Marlins’ careers with a negative brWAR. 399. Chris...
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Offishial news, 11/23/20: Giving back; Ozuna on Marlins’ radar?

Offishial news, 11/23/20: Giving back; Ozuna on Marlins’ radar?

Photo from the 2019 Home Plate Meals Thanksgiving Distribution | @marlins/Twitter The latest on various Marlins offseason storylines. As usual, we’re monitoring all things Marlins-related entering the new week: From 3-6 p.m. today, the 12th annual Home Plate Meals Thanksgiving Distribution will be held in the Humana Lot at Marlins Park, providing 1,000 meal boxes to local families. It’s one of the few traditions that the Marlins have preserved from the Jeffrey Loria regime. Right-hander Sandy Alcantara, CEO Derek Jeter and former Marlins players Álex González...
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La ofensiva de Miguel Rojas ha dado un salto de calidad para destacar

La ofensiva de Miguel Rojas ha dado un salto de calidad para destacar

Photo by Bob Levey/ El parador en corto de los Marlins mejoró hasta convertirse en un bateador amenazante en la alineación de Don Mattingly. Para nadie es un secreto que Miguel Rojas fue una de las grandes razones por las que los Marlins de Miami llegaron tan lejos, incluso más de lo esperado, en la temporada 2020 de las Grandes Ligas. El parador en corto no solo lució a la defensiva, sino también con el madero en la caja de bateadores. Pero esto último quizás habría sido una frase atípica para describir el trabajo de Rojas hace algunos años. Claro, en sus...
Nov 22, 2020
Greatest Games in Miami Marlins History

Greatest Games in Miami Marlins History

Image Source: Pexels The Miami Marlins have a unique history compared to other teams in the MLB. They began playing as an expansion team in the 1993 season as the Florida Marlins and eventually moved to Marlins Park for their first home game in 2012. Despite their short run, they won the World Series during their first two postseason runs in 1997 and 2003. To honor their accomplishments, let’s look at the 3 most incredible games in their history as we quickly approach their 30th birthday in 2023. October 26th, 1997: Winning the World Series Wayne Huizenga invested...
Nov 22, 2020
All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 36

All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 36

Isan Díaz, Rafael Ortega, and Tyler Cloyd are amongst those profiled in today’s chapter of the Marlins countdown. The 36th chapter of our countdown features several recent Marlins players. Throughout the 2020-21 offseason, Fish Stripes is going over all 630 players to have appeared in a regular season game for the Marlins through their first 28 seasons. Today’s group of six all totaled between 75 and 249 PA/BF for the Marlins, and all finished below replacement level. 405. Fernando Rodney Fernando Rodney is a crooked hat wearing right-handed reliever from Santo...
Nov 21, 2020
Cost-effective Starting Pitching Possibilities For 2021

Cost-effective Starting Pitching Possibilities For 2021

Photo by Elsa/ With a starting pitching market full of established arms, a depressed economic landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic could allow Miami to acquire quality pitching at a fraction of the usual cost. A noticeable strength of the up-and-coming Miami Marlins is their young starting pitching. Sandy Alcantara, Pablo López, and Sixto Sánchez all appear to be locks entering 2021, but with questions surrounding the long-term projection of Elieser Hernandez, and the quandary of whether Trevor Rogers will need more seasoning in the minor leagues, they’ll be...
Nov 21, 2020
All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 35

All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 35

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Matt Joyce and Robert Dugger are the most recent of the six players to appear in today’s Marlins’ history lesson. Through their first 28 seasons of operation, the Florida and Miami Marlins have employed 630 players in a live regular season game. Our goal in this offseason long series is to touch on each and every one of them. Today’s haul of six features current Marlins Robert Dugger and Matt Joyce. All six players had between 75 and 249 plate appearances/batters faced, and are currently below replacement level. Robert Dugger Matt ...
Nov 20, 2020
2020-21 Offseason Roster Tracker

2020-21 Offseason Roster Tracker

Miami Marlins-Handout Photo Tracking all of the changes that the Marlins make in their build-up to the 2021 MLB season. What is the next step for the Marlins coming off their thrilling 2020 campaign? Well, that’s an oversimplification—the MLB offseason is always a journey that involves many steps. This page will be used to track how the composition of Miami’s 40-man roster evolves through the start of 2021 spring training. There are currently 40 players on the Marlins 40-man roster. Corresponding move(s) will be required to add anybody else. Pitchers (21): Sandy ...
Nov 20, 2020
Marlins add José Devers, Jerar Encarnación to 40-man roster

Marlins add José Devers, Jerar Encarnación to 40-man roster

Photo by Mark Brown/ Two talented position player prospects move one step closer to the big leagues. The Marlins kept us in suspense, waiting more than half an hour past the Friday 6 p.m. ET deadline to make it official. But their decisions were as expected: infielder José Devers and outfielder Jerar Encarnación have been selected to the 40-man roster. This protects them from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft (held annually at the end of the MLB winter meetings). Devers, who turns 21 on Dec. 7, was acquired from the Yankees in the Giancarlo Stanton blockbuster. He has...
Nov 20, 2020
Marlins assign 19 prospects to Triple-A roster

Marlins assign 19 prospects to Triple-A roster

Infielder Joe Dunand was Miami’s second-round MLB Draft pick in 2017 | Photo by Mark Brown/ Prospects Joe Dunand, Brian Miller and Riley Mahan are among those who the Marlins have protected from the minor league phase of December’s MLB Rule 5 Draft. In advance of Major League Baseball’s Friday 6 p.m. ET deadline, the Marlins added the following players to the Triple-A Wichita Wind Surge roster: 1B Lázaro Alonso, SS Bryson Brigman, OF Jorge Caballero, C Arquimedes Cumana, SS Joe Dunand, LHP Sean Guenther, RHP Alberto Guerrero, RHP Colton Hock, CF Thomas ...
Nov 20, 2020
All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 34

All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 34

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Today’s group of Marlins includes two members of the inaugural unit, along with other bit-part players from most eras. In Chapter 34, we have another six players who came in below replacement level and had between 75 and 249 batters faced/plate appearances. 417. Gorkys Hernández Gorkys Hernández is a six-foot-one right-handed outfielder from Guiria, Venezuela. In 2005, he signed his first professional deal with the Detroit Tigers, at the age of 17. Prior to getting to the majors, Hernández was traded on two separate occasions, to the...
Nov 20, 2020
Offishial news, 11/20/20: Ready, set, protect (your prospects)

Offishial news, 11/20/20: Ready, set, protect (your prospects)

Photo by Michael Reaves/ ... Say it ain’t so, Canó?! Marlins José Devers Jerar Encarnación Josh Roberson Tommy Eveld https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/breakdowns/40-man-roster Walk-off links https://bit.ly/35tXJWX The Marlins introduced a three-game Holiday Bundle ticket package that includes 2021 Opening Day. See below for the seating sections that you have to choose from. ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel on the Marlins’ biggest issue this offseason: “How to balance young up-and-comers with veterans, and trying to build on winning...
Nov 19, 2020
Jon Berti’s plate discipline was off the charts in 2020

Jon Berti’s plate discipline was off the charts in 2020

Photo by Michael Starghill/MLB Photos via Once again, the 30-year-old was a valuable piece for the Marlins, thanks in part to his discipline in the batter’s box. There were many good things about the 2020 Marlins team. Chief among them: Jon Berti. He was an on-base machine and he combined that skill with his impressive speed on the base paths. While a .258 batting average may read as a cause for concern to baseball purists, Berti made up for it thanks to posting a .388 on-base percentage. Berti’s walk rate, which sat at a modest 7.9% entering 2020—albeit across...
Nov 19, 2020
Offishial news, 11/19/20: Canó busted; TV updates; Alexander Guillén

Offishial news, 11/19/20: Canó busted; TV updates; Alexander Guillén

Photo by Mark Brown/ One of the best players of his generation, Robinson Canó has now been caught with performance-enhancing drugs twice in the twilight of his career, sowing doubt about whether his prime was legitimate. Say it ain’t so, Canó?! Mets second baseman Robinson Canó tested positive for stanozolol. Being that it’s the second PED slip-up of his major league career, he has been suspended without pay for the entire 2021 season. He didn’t even appeal the punishment. Canó battered Marlins pitching in 2020, slashing .400/.423/.880 with three home runs in...
Nov 19, 2020
All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 33

All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 33

Photo by G Fiume/ Today’s haul of Marlins includes some obscure throwbacks. The Marlins have seen 630 players take the field through their first 28 seasons of their existence. This series aims to tell just a little bit about some players that you maybe haven’t heard much about. The six players in today’s story had between 75 and 249 plate appearances/batters faced, and are ordered by brWAR per PA/BF. 423. Ron Villone Ron Villone is a six-foot-three left-handed pitcher from Englewood, New Jersey. In 1992, the Seattle Mariners chose him in the first round of the...