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Games of the Decade: August 10, 2019

Games of the Decade: August 10, 2019

Photo by Mark Brown/ Arguably the most exhilarating victory of the 2019 season. 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 to be rewatched! Braves 6, Marlins 7...
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In Focus: Miguel Rojas

In Focus: Miguel Rojas

The unquestionable leader of the Miami Marlins Our feature series, “In Focus,” has returned from last year to highlight a different Marlins player each week. In Focus: Miguel Elias Rojas, Shortstop, Miami Marlins Nicknames: Miggy Ro Born: 2/24/1989 in Los Teques, Miranda, Venezuela MLB Debut: 6/6/2014 USA Today MLB Transaction History: Nov. 24, 2005—Signed as international free agent by the Cincinnati Reds Nov. 3, 2012—Granted free agency Nov. 13, 2012—Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers Dec. 11, 2014—Traded by Dodgers with 2B Dee Gordon, RHP Dan Haren...
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What happened next? 10 stars from 2010 Marlins

What happened next? 10 stars from 2010 Marlins

Remember Dan Uggla, Hanley Ramírez, Aníbal Sánchez, and company? Let’s see where those Marlins studs went beyond that season. Ten seasons have passed since the Marlins won 80 games for the last time, back in 2010. It’s always good to look back in time and see how the team has changed over the years. Stars have come and gone, eight men have taken over the skipper role—including the interim ones—and even a change of stadium has occurred since then. But in case you’re wondering what happened next with the 2010 Marlins stars, let’s take a look at the past. 1. Gaby Sánchez,...
Apr 1, 2020
Contest: Identify these Marlins pitchers to win OOTP 21!

Contest: Identify these Marlins pitchers to win OOTP 21!

Original photo by Name the pitchers featured in the GIFs below and get your hands on a copy of the award-winning baseball strategy game. Fish Stripes hopes to keep Marlins fans as fulfilled as possible despite the suspended MLB regular season. You can get daily content on our site, podcast channel and social media accounts...but that doesn’t completely scratch the itch of meaningful games. That’s where Out of the Park Baseball 21 steps in! The 21st anniversary edition of the award-winning baseball strategy game is here with new rules, game flow, 3D ballpark construction capabilities...
Apr 1, 2020
From Batboy to Backstop

From Batboy to Backstop

Courtesy: Joseph Cavanaugh Cody Pasic achieved his childhood dream in the summer of 2019, and that was just the beginning. Children run on, under and around the grandstands using any open area to throw a baseball, just like the college stars they’re watching on the field. Grandparents, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews and grandkids—that is to say, fans—sit back in their chairs, set up hours before the game, eating hot dogs, talking to the fan next to them, while penciling every pitch into their scorebooks. Baseball games at Lowell Park, home of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s...
Mar 31, 2020
Games of the Decade: July 19, 2010

Games of the Decade: July 19, 2010

FOX Sports Florida The legend of Donnie Bleepin’ Murphy is born! 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 to be rewatched! Rockies 8, Marlins 9—July 19,...
Mar 30, 2020
Our Noticias, 3/30/20: Edward Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli join new agency

Our Noticias, 3/30/20: Edward Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli join new agency

Photo by Joseph Guzy/Marlins Updates on the new MLB agreement for a possible 2020 season and changes to player representation. Difficulties of the delayed season Our latest Fish Bites episode focuses on how the Marlins are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. A shortened or cancelled season would prevent them from evaluating their major league-ready top prospects in prominent roles. That, in turn, complicates their approach to 2020-21 free agency. Then there’s the financial element to it—would the Marlins be willing to boost payroll (as initially projected) coming off a year...
Mar 30, 2020
Fish Bites Episode 67: Taking L’s from delayed 2020 season

Fish Bites Episode 67: Taking L’s from delayed 2020 season

In these uncertain times, Jonathan Villar may wind up hitting free agency without playing any regular season games for the Marlins. | Photo by Rich Schultz/ The Marlins are set to face critical financial losses and new obstacles regarding the acquisition of amateur players. MLB owners ratified an agreement Friday that details how to proceed with the 2020 MLB season under these difficult circumstances. Ely explains how the Marlins would be affected by expanded active rosters (12:45), lost revenue from television and sponsors (19:25), service time adjustments (28:00) and much more. Enjoy...
Mar 29, 2020
Simulating the 2020 Marlins—Week 1

Simulating the 2020 Marlins—Week 1

Miguel Rojas celebrates a virtual Jonathan Villar home run The 2020 Marlins regular season has been shoved off its axis and will inevitably be shortened to far fewer than 162 games. But technology is a beautiful thing, ain’t it? Across the internet, we can peek inside the alternative universes in which this much-anticipated campaign is being simulated precisely on schedule, featuring many of the players who were projected to make an impact for the real-life Fish. At the end of each week, I will do a roundup of how the Marlins are performing. MLB The Show 20 Okay, so this was just a...
Mar 29, 2020
Predicting a Potential 29-Man Marlins Roster

Predicting a Potential 29-Man Marlins Roster

LHP Alex Vesia wasn’t scored upon at Double-A, major league spring training or the Arizona Fall League. He can contribute to the Marlins right away. | Photo by Joel Auerbach/ MLB may allow teams to open the 2020 season with 29 players on their active roster, three more spots than initially planned. I predict how that would affect the Marlins. Miami, it’s been a while since I’ve written a prediction piece, but hearing the rumors of a possible 29-man MLB active roster size, I had to make my predictions. When I began making this list, I first had to establish why the league is...
Mar 28, 2020
Marlins option Monte Harrison, Nick Neidert to Triple-A Wichita

Marlins option Monte Harrison, Nick Neidert to Triple-A Wichita

Photo by Mark Brown/ The Marlins announce their final roster moves prior to the MLB transaction freeze going into effect. The Marlins gave us something to discuss on Saturday, announcing that outfielder Monte Harrison and right-hander Nick Neidert have been optioned to their Triple-A Wichita affiliate. Harrison and Neidert ranked No. 7 and No. 12, respectively, on our newly updated Fish Stripes Top 30 prospects list. The 24-year-old Harrison slashed .364/.481/.500 during Grapefruit League action. He led the Fish in games played (15) and stolen bases (six). Under normal circumstances,...
Mar 28, 2020
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...
Mar 27, 2020
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...
Mar 27, 2020
2020 MLB Draft Profile: Asa Lacy

2020 MLB Draft Profile: Asa Lacy

@AggieBaseball/Twitter The Texas A&M ace makes a strong case for being the top pitcher selected in the draft. Asa Lacy 2020 MLB Draft Profile Asa Lacy is a left-handed pitcher from Kerrville, Texas and plays for the Texas A&M Aggies. Lacy is one of the top prospect and maybe even the top pitching prospect in the 2020 MLB Draft. Lacy was a top 100 prospect in the Class of 2017 according to Perfect Game. He was the 90th-ranked prospect and the 12th-ranked left-handed pitcher in the country. Lacy arrived at College Station for the 2018 season and immediately became one of their top...
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....