7:57 AM EDT, Tue July 17, 2018
15 hours ago
Trade Tactics, Part 4: Dan Straily

Trade Tactics, Part 4: Dan Straily

Straily has timed his hot streak perfectly to draw some appeal on a market of lousy starting pitching options. Trade Tactics is a weekly series covering 2018 trade candidates on the Miami Marlins and their potential destinations. We cover each player by completing a breakdown of the player skills and his strengths and weaknesses. We also identify potential trade sites and reasonable trades that could be completed with those teams. Painful as it sometimes is to lose recognizable players, our hope is that you enjoy this upcoming time period and the moves that allow this franchise evolve into...
17 hours ago
Marlins links, 7/16/18: Fish Bites sits down with Tommy Hutton, Jorge Guzman dominates Futures Game, MLB All-Star week

Marlins links, 7/16/18: Fish Bites sits down with Tommy Hutton, Jorge Guzman dominates Futures Game, MLB All-Star week

Some Marlins links to kick off All-Star festivities! Marlins take two of the three from the Phillies The Marlins’ provided their own fireworks in yesterday’s win against the Phillies. Jose Ureña’s start was cut short when he allowed five runs in the fourth inning, but the Fish stormed back with an eight-run fifth-inning that began with Cameron Maybin’s second home run of the season. NL ROY candidate Brian Anderson aka The Process Daddy drove in three runs with his eighth home run, Miguel Rojas and Justin Bour each hit a two-run single. The Marlins added two more runs in the...
22 hours ago
10 stats to summarize the first half of the 2018 Marlins season

10 stats to summarize the first half of the 2018 Marlins season

It’s been weird, mostly mediocre baseball, but also...fun? Have you been following the Marlins this season? It’s OK to say no! Even the most optimistic among us forecasted a losing record for them in 2018, and some fans cannot bear to watch a team that’s doomed for short-term irrelevance. However, the first three-and-a-half months have been surprisingly entertaining. Freed from any expectations, every win is extra sweet and sustained winning that we’ve witnessed in recent weeks suggests the rebuild is slightly ahead of schedule. The All-Star break provides a breather for everybody...
Jul 15, 2018
After a ruff start to the season, Marlins fans get a treat with Bark at the Park

After a ruff start to the season, Marlins fans get a treat with Bark at the Park

Here are pictures of the good boys from Saturday’s Bark at the Park. MIAMI—Hundreds of Marlins fans brought their dogs to Saturday’s game against the Phillies as part of the club’s “Bark at the Park” promotion. 14,793 is the attendance today at Marlins Park. 535 of those are dogs.— Luis Davila (@luisrdavi) July 14, 2018 Big homefield advantage with the constant barking! The Fish beat their first-place opponent, 2-0. We didn’t get to meet all of them, but the gallery below features some of the best-behaved dogs (whose owners were kind enough to permit us to share their...
Jul 15, 2018
Marlins 10, Phillies 5; resilient bats bail out Ureña in biggest comeback win of 2018

Marlins 10, Phillies 5; resilient bats bail out Ureña in biggest comeback win of 2018

A memorable finish to a surprisingly fun first half of the season. On a day when José Ureña didn’t know where his fastball was going and put the team in a big hole, the Marlins...won??! Yes, 10-5 the final score in Sunday afternoon’s beating of the first-place Phillies. José Ureña: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K (88 pitches) Enyel De Los Santos: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (79 pitches) Allll three runs will score!Hernandez triples home three teammates and the Phillies are up five. pic.twitter.com/N81cqFeNMa— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) July 15, 2018 It looked like...
Jul 15, 2018
Game Thread 98: Marlins vs. Phillies

Game Thread 98: Marlins vs. Phillies

A few days without Marlins baseball after this, so let’s hope for a memorable game. Please leave any Icthy picks in the comments below. Remember, we introduced a new grand prize for the contest this season! Today's Lineups PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MIAMI MARLINS Cesar Hernandez - 2B Derek Dietrich - LF Rhys Hoskins - LF Brian Anderson - RF Odubel Herrera - CF J.T. Realmuto - C Carlos Santana - 1B Starlin Castro - 2B Nick Williams - RF JT Riddle - SS Maikel Franco - 3B Garrett Cooper - 1B Scott Kingery - SS Miguel Rojas - 3B Enyel De Los Santos - RHP Cameron Maybin -...
Jul 15, 2018
Marlins Man still hasn’t found identity after “divorce” from team

Marlins Man still hasn’t found identity after “divorce” from team

Laurence Leavy promises big ticket giveaway in Sept. 17 return to Marlins Park. We haven’t mentioned Marlins Man once on Fish Stripes during the 2018 regular season. I should know—I have personally edited the vast majority of our 406 published articles over that span, and made sure to skim the rest of them. If a writer even tried to submit Laurence Leavy content (none of them have), I would’ve rejected it on the grounds that he is irrelevant to the present and future of the Marlins. Leavy blocked the Fish Stripes Twitter account on the morning of Opening Day, presumably for this...
Jul 14, 2018
Marlins 2, Phillies 0; Early cushion is more than enough for Richards

Marlins 2, Phillies 0; Early cushion is more than enough for Richards

Great combined pitching effort leads Fish to 40th win. After getting shut out on Friday, the Marlins gave the Phillies a taste of their own medicine, as the Fish won 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Marlins earned their 40th win of the season. Trevor Richards: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K (98 pitches) Aaron Nola: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (93 pitches) The Fish did not have an active day at the plate, as they only mustered four hits, but they did enough to earn the victory. All their damage came in the first inning. They gained the lead for good when Starlin Castro drove Derek Dietrich...
Jul 14, 2018
Phillies vs Marlins: Game 97 Thread

Phillies vs Marlins: Game 97 Thread

After tallying zero runs last night, the Marlins look to bounce back in Game 2 of the series. Please leave any Icthy picks in the comments below. Remember, we introduced a new grand prize for the contest this season! Today's Lineups PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MIAMI MARLINS Cesar Hernandez - 2B Derek Dietrich - LF Rhys Hoskins - LF Brian Anderson - RF Odubel Herrera - CF J.T. Realmuto - C Carlos Santana - 1B Justin Bour - 1B Maikel Franco - 3B Starlin Castro - 2B Nick Williams - RF Martin Prado - 3B Scott Kingery - SS Miguel Rojas - SS Jorge Alfaro - C Cameron Maybin -...
Jul 14, 2018
Marlins prospects shut out of Baseball Prospectus midseason rankings

Marlins prospects shut out of Baseball Prospectus midseason rankings

No recognition in BP’s top 50, or even the “Just Missed” conversation. The updated top-50 MLB prospects list published by Baseball Prospectus on Friday did not include any Marlins farmhands. Although disappointing, that should’ve been anticipated. Lewis Brinson had been among Baseball Prospectus’ preseason top 50 in 2016 (No. 15), 2017 (No. 12) and 2018 (No. 18). However, he’s now graduated from prospect eligibility. Outfielder Monte Harrison was No. 49 on the previous edition of the list. He is providing strong production lately for Double-A Jacksonville (.312/.402/.457 over...
Jul 13, 2018
Marlins shut out in 2-0 loss to the Phillies

Marlins shut out in 2-0 loss to the Phillies

Wei-Yin Chen strikes out eight, but with no offense behind him Marlins fall 2-0. Wei-Yen Chen does it again with an impressive performance from the mound. #JuntosMiami #MLB pic.twitter.com/qIPtTL74K3— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) July 14, 2018 The Marlins got shutout by the Phillies 2-0 tonight. The pitching was there for both teams and many things boiled down to little mistakes. There were base running mistakes on both sides, but they ultimately hurt the Marlins the most. Wei-Yin Chen struck out a season high eight batters against the Phills. There were two questionable...
Jul 13, 2018
Game Thread 96: Marlins vs Phillies

Game Thread 96: Marlins vs Phillies

Wei-Yin Chen vs Jake Arrieta Please leave any Icthy picks in the comments below. Remember, we introduced a new grand prize for the contest this season! Today's Lineups PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MIAMI MARLINS Cesar Hernandez - 2B Starlin Castro - 2B Rhys Hoskins - LF Brian Anderson - RF Trevor Plouffe - RF J.T. Realmuto - C Carlos Santana - 1B Justin Bour - 1B Scott Kingery - SS Martin Prado - 3B Jorge Alfaro - C Garrett Cooper - LF Maikel Franco - 3B JT Riddle - SS Aaron Altherr - CF Cameron Maybin - CF Jake Arrieta - RHP Wei-Yin Chen - LHP Matchup Summary:...
Jul 12, 2018
Derek Dietrich choosing good time for career year

Derek Dietrich choosing good time for career year

There should be a trade market for the controllable lefty bat. With the 2018 MLB trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Miami Marlins have identified themselves as clear-cut sellers. Contending teams are calling them about relievers Brad Ziegler, Kyle Barraclough, Drew Steckenrider and Adam Conley, according to multiple reports including MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, obviously, has the ability to impact a pennant race, though it’s doubtful that the Marlins will move him this summer. An additional player who could potentially fetch a quality return in a deadline deal is...
Jul 12, 2018
Marlins suspend relationship with Papa John’s after bombshell report

Marlins suspend relationship with Papa John’s after bombshell report

Papa John’s is shrouded in controversy following a Forbes report that described racist comments from the company’s (now former) chairman of the board John Schnatter. On Thursday afternoon, the Marlins distanced themselves from the pizza chain. Here’s their brief but definitive statement: “The Marlins are committed to an inclusive environment for all of our fans. Mr. Schnatter’s derogatory and insensitive comments are not at all reflective of the values of our organization. As such, the Marlins are immediately suspending our relationship and promotions with the Papa John’s...
Jul 12, 2018
8 Marlins featured in Prospects 365 midseason rankings

8 Marlins featured in Prospects 365 midseason rankings

Before getting carried away, keep in mind this site does a top 200 list. Still, eight out of 200 is still above average! After placing eight youngsters in Prospect 365’s preseason list, the Marlins advanced a few of them into regular major league roles. However, breakout prospects Nick Neidert and Pablo López filled their shoes, and with the selection of toolsy outfielder Connor Scott in the first round of the 2018 MLB draft, the franchise winds up with eight reps within the midseason top 200. Blog creator Ray Butler published the new rankings in their entirety on Wednesday. The blurbs...