8:17 AM EDT, Tue October 22, 2019
Fish Stripes 1 hour ago
Offseason Fish—10/22/19

Offseason Fish—10/22/19

@TorosdelEste/Twitter The final week of the Arizona Fall League is coming up and the Dominican Winter League action is heating up. For many players within the Marlins organization, baseball never stops. Just like last year, Fish Stripes will be consistently updating the whereabouts of your favorite Fish during the offseason. At FishStripes.com/offseason, you can find updates on them, including stats, highlights and (small sample size) analysis. Arizona Fall League RHP Vincenzo Aiello—7.84 ERA, 1.84 WHIP, 10 K in 10.1 IP RHP C.J. Carter—10.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 10 K in 9.0 IP INF...
Fish Stripes 21 hours ago
Early bird group ticket deal for 2020 games at Marlins Park

Early bird group ticket deal for 2020 games at Marlins Park

Al Diaz/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Special incentives for groups heading to Marlins Park next season, available now through Nov. 1! As the Marlins gear up for the MLB offseason (one where they’ll have plenty of payroll flexibility and an urgency to improve upon 2019’s abysmal 57-105 record), Fish Stripes has learned about incentives being offered for a limited time to fans who reserve group tickets for a 2020 home game. Deposit $100 or more toward a group outing and you’ll receive: Two complimentary tickets and on-field recognition at an additional game in 2020 A...
Fish Stripes Oct 21, 2019
Fish Bites Episode 43: Stanton, Ozuna, Marlins’ left-handed pitching depth

Fish Bites Episode 43: Stanton, Ozuna, Marlins’ left-handed pitching depth

Another year removed from lat surgery, Caleb Smith will be expected to show more consistency in 2020. | Photo by Mark Brown/ What kind of value are the Marlins getting out of two critical rebuilding trades? Plus the second installment in our Ultimate Marlins Depth Charts series. Ely updates you on the 2019 MLB postseason (1:58), specifically the Marlins connections on the rosters of both the advancing and eliminated teams. With Giancarlo Stanton entering his 30s and Marcell Ozuna entering free agency, we revisit the decisions to trade them away and the performances of the players...
Fish Stripes Oct 20, 2019
Giancarlo Stanton asked for this

Giancarlo Stanton asked for this

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The highest-paid Yankees player wasn’t healthy enough to contribute in his team’s most critical games. That’s making him an easy target for disgruntled fans and media. Two years ago, the Marlins “gave” Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees...at least that’s how the trade was being critiqued in the moment. New Miami CEO Derek Jeter had the most impactful player on the MLB market—the reigning NL MVP who doubled as a sports marketer’s dreamboat—and used it to enrich his former team. Conveniently aligning with this (over-simplified) narrative, the...
Fish Stripes Oct 18, 2019
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...