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Fish Bites Episode 39: Breaking down Don Mattingly, Miguel Rojas extensions

Fish Bites Episode 39: Breaking down Don Mattingly, Miguel Rojas extensions

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Reacting to Friday’s big Marlins press conference and identifying why Isan Díaz has posted poor overall numbers as a rookie despite his impressive skill set. Shocked by the news of Don Mattingly’s extension, Danny Martinez explains why he’s being retained as Marlins manager despite all the losing over the past four seasons (2:40). More understandably, the team decided to lock in Miguel Rojas, one of their most valuable all-around players (15:20). We wrap up with some fascinating Isan Díaz stats (23:15). Enjoy Episode 39! Díaz’s notable splits...
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MIA 4, WSN 6; Nationals overpower Marlins in back and forth contest

MIA 4, WSN 6; Nationals overpower Marlins in back and forth contest

Photo by Eric Espada/ The Marlins could not keep pace with the Nationals. The Marlins out-hit the Nationals 10-7. The Nationals had two errors, while the Marlins had zip. The Nationals had more power than the Marlins. This power meant everything when it came down to the final score. A massive three-run home run really helped setup the Nationals 6-4 win. Robert Dugger: 5 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR Aníbal Sánchez: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR Trea Turner was the first player to reach home plate and this came in the third inning. Turner took Dugger into a full-count before...
20 hours ago
Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 20, 2019

Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 20, 2019

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Nationals in Miami. Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (53-99) vs. Nationals (83-68) game thread. Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for September wins a Fish Stripes merchandise prize. We’re also saving something special for the overall full-season points leader. Browse through our store here, including new arrivals celebrating the Don Mattingly contract extension. The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you...
21 hours ago
Marlins announce Miguel Rojas, Don Mattingly contract extensions

Marlins announce Miguel Rojas, Don Mattingly contract extensions

Photo by @Manny_Navarro/Twitter Baseball people who actually want to stay in Miami! What a refreshing change of pace. Prior to Friday’s game against the Nationals, Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and president of baseball operations Michael Hill officially announced Don Mattingly’s two-year contract extension with a third-year mutual option to remain as manager. His original deal was set to expire this offseason. Shortstop Miguel Rojas has also agreed to a two-year deal with a third-year vesting option, buying out at least one potential free agent year. The stream of the press conference is...
Sep 20, 2019
What Marlins extending Mattingly, Rojas shows

What Marlins extending Mattingly, Rojas shows

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Stability, continuity, commitment to winning (eventually). “Continuity” has never been a word that has been widely associated with the Miami Marlins since their inception in 1993. Only two players—Luis Castillo and Jeff Conine—have appeared in more than 1,000 games for the franchise, only two pitchers (Ricky Nolasco and Dontrelle Willis) have completed over 1,000 innings, and only four managers (Lachemann, McKeon, Gonzalez, and Mattingly) have been in charge for more than 500 games. Directly compare those numbers with fellow '93 expansion team...
Sep 20, 2019
FanPulse: Don Mattingly contract extension a polarizing move for Marlins fans

FanPulse: Don Mattingly contract extension a polarizing move for Marlins fans

Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes When surveyed a few days before learning of the extension, only 51% of Marlins fans approved of Don Mattingly’s job performance. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Marlins fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter had said he would determine the fate of manager Don Mattingly before the end of the 2019 season. True to his word, the team is holding a press conference Friday afternoon to announce two-year contract extensions for both Mattingly and...
Sep 20, 2019
Our Noticias, 9/20/19: Mattingly to manage in 2020

Our Noticias, 9/20/19: Mattingly to manage in 2020

Photo by Mark Brown/ Late last night, news broke that the Marlins have agreed to a contract extension with manager Don Mattingly. Plus a bevy of prospect headlines. Marlins to Extend Mattingly Hot off the presses last night was the news that the Marlins are extending manager Don Mattingly for at least two more seasons. Mattingly is already the longest-tenured manager in franchise history as he wraps up his fourth full year on the job. While financial details are yet to emerge regarding the contract (more is set to be revealed in a press conference today), it seems as though the front...
Sep 18, 2019
MIA 4, ARI 5; Sandy Alcantara hits rough patch, Marlins’ rally falls short

MIA 4, ARI 5; Sandy Alcantara hits rough patch, Marlins’ rally falls short

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ Despite slugging a few home runs and getting effective relief pitching, the Marlins lost their fourth straight series. The Marlins dropped to 53-99 on Wednesday afternoon as Sandy Alcantara was hit hard by the Diamondbacks in a 5-4 defeat. This result ensured that Miami will hold a top-five overall selection in the 2020 MLB Draft. Sandy Alcantara: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HR (103 pitches) Mike Leake: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR (86 pitches) All four home runs in the contest came against the starters, one apiece by Abraham Almonte,...
Sep 18, 2019
Marlins, Miguel Rojas negotiating contract extension

Marlins, Miguel Rojas negotiating contract extension

Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports Initial reports indicate that the popular veteran infielder would be locked up through 2021 with an option for 2022. Fresh off the best offensive game of his career on Tuesday and in the midst of perhaps his most valuable all-around season, Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas is reportedly being rewarded with a contract extension, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman: Sources: Marlins and Miguel Rojas are working to complete multiyear deal. Believed to be for two years plus option.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 18, 2019 Coming out of Opening Day, Rojas was...
Sep 18, 2019
Marlins vs. Diamondbacks: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 18, 2019

Marlins vs. Diamondbacks: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 18, 2019

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (53-98) vs. Diamondbacks (77-75) game thread. Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for September wins a Fish Stripes merchandise prize. We’re also saving something special for the overall full-season points leader. Browse through our regular store here, or be the first to own this original t-shirt celebrating the Marlins’ home run sunglasses tradition! The Fish...
Sep 18, 2019
Baseball never stops: Marlins players staying active this offseason

Baseball never stops: Marlins players staying active this offseason

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Between Arizona Fall League and various winter leagues overseas, Marlins baseball continues through the end of the year! As the 2019 Marlins regular season approaches its end on Sept. 29, fans are tempted to disconnect from the team and allocate that time to other sports and activities. “It’s over,” you may be thinking. “Nothing more to see here.” Wrong! For many players within the organization, baseball never stops. Just like last year, Fish Stripes will be consistently updating the whereabouts of your favorite Fish during the offseason....
Sep 18, 2019
Earning Their Stripes Episode 20: Inside the 2019 LumberKings with Erik Oas

Earning Their Stripes Episode 20: Inside the 2019 LumberKings with Erik Oas

The Clinton LumberKings celebrating their 2019 Midwest League Championship Series berth. | Photo by @LumberKings/Twitter Already a familiar voice on the Fish Stripes podcast, Erik Oas calls in as a guest to explain the factors that led the Clinton LumberKings all the way to the Midwest League Championship Series. In their first season as a Marlins MiLB affiliate, the Low-A Clinton LumberKings made a deep playoff run. Erik Oas, the team’s director of broadcasting and media relations, speaks to Ely and Ethan about the transition from Mariners to Marlins affiliation (5:30), dealing with...
Sep 17, 2019
Marlins vs. Diamondbacks: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 17, 2019

Marlins vs. Diamondbacks: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 17, 2019

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (52-98) vs. Diamondbacks (77-74) game thread. Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for September wins a Fish Stripes merchandise prize. We’re also saving something special for the overall full-season points leader. Browse through our regular store here, or be the first to own this original t-shirt celebrating the Marlins’ home run sunglasses tradition! The Fish Picks...
Sep 17, 2019
MIA 5, ARI 7; Marlins’ big rally all for naught as Jake Lamb, Diamondbacks get last laugh

MIA 5, ARI 7; Marlins’ big rally all for naught as Jake Lamb, Diamondbacks get last laugh

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Nine of the game’s 12 runs scored in a wild seventh inning as the D-Backs keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Diamondbacks first baseman Jake Lamb snuck a double just inside the right field line, scoring three teammates, putting the Snakes ahead for good on Monday night and tagging the Marlins with a 7-5 loss. This 98th defeat of the season matches the Marlins’ total from 2018 (and there are still 12 games left to play). Pablo López: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR (84 pitches) Robbie Ray: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K (96 pitches) Pablo...
Sep 16, 2019
Marlins vs. Diamondbacks: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 16, 2019

Marlins vs. Diamondbacks: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 16, 2019

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (52-97) vs. Diamondbacks (76-74) game thread. Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for September wins a Fish Stripes merchandise prize. We’re also saving something special for the overall full-season points leader. Browse through our regular store here, or be the first to own this original t-shirt celebrating the Marlins’ home run sunglasses tradition! The Fish Picks...