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Despite salary, Marlins should release Chen

Despite salary, Marlins should release Chen

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ Miami will owe the veteran pitcher $22 million in 2020 regardless, but he doesn’t offer any value on the mound at this stage of his career. Prior to the 2016 season, the Miami Marlins signed lefty starter Wei-Yin Chen to a 5-year/$80 million deal, the largest the franchise had ever handed out to a free agent pitcher. Journalists and fans alike knew the signing was a short-sighted, win-now move, and that the contract would eventually become a huge burden for the small-market team. They were wrong—the contract has been a burden all along due to Chen's poor...
Fish Stripes Oct 18, 2019
Our Noticias, 10/18/19: Mesa, Prado the hot topics

Our Noticias, 10/18/19: Mesa, Prado the hot topics

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Víctor Víctor Mesa appears to be progressing, and Martin Prado may not be saying goodbye to Miami just yet. Plus links on the rotation and minor league moves. Minor League Moves Earlier this week, the Marlins assigned right-hander Hector Noesi and catcher Tyler Heineman to Triple-A New Orleans. Noesi produced a 8.46 ERA over 12 appearances throughout 2019, while Heineman made his MLB debut in September and was used sparingly over the last few weeks of the season. Reliever Josh Smith was claimed off waivers by the Reds, too, so Miami now has three open spots on...
Fish Stripes Oct 18, 2019
Has Víctor Víctor Mesa lived up to the hype?

Has Víctor Víctor Mesa lived up to the hype?

The Cuban prospect had a tough first year offensively, though he also earned the 2019 minor league Gold Glove in center field. It’s been almost a year since the Marlins officially signed Cuban outfielder Víctor Víctor Mesa along with his younger brother Víctor Mesa Jr. After his first minor league season, in which he spent time at Class-A Advanced and Double-A, did he live up to the expectations? The Marlins are adding to the familia. pic.twitter.com/xeWSxjjj6o— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) October 22, 2018 From an offensive standpoint, people could say “NO” without hesitation....
Fish Stripes Oct 18, 2019
Top 15 moments from 2019 Marlins season—Part III

Top 15 moments from 2019 Marlins season—Part III

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Reflecting on the bright spots from this rebuilding year. As the Astros, Nationals and Yankees continue to fight it out for MLB supremacy, fans of baseball’s other 27 teams are left to reflect and look forward to next year. This past season wasn’t one to remember with fondness for the Miami Marlins, but it did have its moments. The Marlins finished the 2019 campaign with a record of 57-105, the second-worst in franchise history. With low expectations, the Marlins finished with the worst record in the National League, but better than both the Baltimore...
Fish Stripes Oct 17, 2019
Top 15 moments from 2019 Marlins season—Part II

Top 15 moments from 2019 Marlins season—Part II

David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via As the Astros, Nationals and Yankees continue to fight it out for MLB supremacy, fans of baseball’s other 27 teams are left to reflect and look forward to next year. This past season wasn’t one to remember with fondness for the Miami Marlins, but it did have its moments. The Marlins finished the 2019 campaign with a record of 57-105, the second-worst in franchise history. With low expectations, the Marlins finished with the worst record in the National League, but better than both the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers. While...