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Marlins Payroll: February 2020 update

Marlins Payroll: February 2020 update

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports An updated financial breakdown of the 2020 Marlins following news that Jesús Aguilar beat the team in his arbitration case. Because the players’ financial information is made public, fans of professional sports can’t help but pay attention to payroll. This applies especially to Major League Baseball, where there’s no firm salary cap or floor, complicating the question of what the appropriate level of spending should be for a team. On the 15th day of each month (or in this case, the 20th day), we will check in on current commitments and any upcoming...
Fish Stripes Feb 19, 2020
The best of 2020 Miami Marlins Photo Day

The best of 2020 Miami Marlins Photo Day

Photo by Mark Brown/ Every spring, during the downtime between the full squad reporting to Jupiter and the beginning of the Grapefruit League schedule, we get Marlins Photo Day! The 2020 edition took place Wednesday morning. The following photos were captured by Mark Brown of and Jim Rassol of USA Today. This past offseason featured tons of player movement, so let’s get familiar with the new faces who are in strong contention for spots on the Opening Day active roster: Jesús Aguilar feeling a sense of relief after winning his arbitration case against the Marlins (he’ll earn $2.575...
Fish Stripes Feb 19, 2020
Why Marlins should take the lead on increasing pay for their minor leaguers

Why Marlins should take the lead on increasing pay for their minor leaguers

@GoHammerheads/Twitter The Marlins are putting immense pressure on the next several waves of prospects to lead them back to relevance. Investing in them now would increase the chances of them reaching their full potential. Bruce Sherman’s approval rating is higher than ever. On Monday, the Marlins majority owner spoke at Spring Training, describing the old Jeffrey Loria regime as “irrelevant,” expressing his optimism about the team surging in the standings in the near future, and reiterating his commitment to spend significantly (and wisely) on proven players to supplement the...
Fish Stripes Feb 18, 2020
Our Noticias 2/18/20: Spring Training fully underway

Our Noticias 2/18/20: Spring Training fully underway

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports Spring Training is fully underway as the position players joined the pitchers and catchers in camp Sunday in order for the team to hold its first full-squad workout Monday. A couple big news nuggets emerged Day 1 as Don Mattingly confirmed that Jonathan Villar will be getting looks in center. You have to laud Villar’s willingness to learn a new position for the team in spite of his stature as a seven-year veteran of the league. Additionally, majority owner Bruce Sherman spoke about spending: As if it wasn’t clear already, Bruce Sherman continued to...
Fish Stripes Feb 17, 2020
What we learned from first Marlins full-squad workout

What we learned from first Marlins full-squad workout

@Marlins/Twitter Don Mattingly now has his full contingent of position players together to beginning sorting out the 2020 roster. The Marlins held their first full-squad workout of Spring Training on Monday. Observing the players in action and listening to comments from owner Bruce Sherman, president of baseball operations Michael Hill and manager Don Mattingly gave us a clearer understanding of how all of these versatile pieces may mesh together during the 2020 season. Here are the main takeaways: The Jonathan Villar center field experiment is real—Mattingly indicated that he’ll be...