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Quiz: Cuban-born Marlins players

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Players with Cuban roots who succeed in Miami are always appreciated, but a few of these names snuck under the radar.

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.

Despite the political barriers that slow the flow of baseball talent to and from Cuba, the island has produced an extraordinary catalog of Major League Baseball...

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Mike Ferguson

25-year Marliniversary: Conine earns All-Star Game MVP honors with decisive homer in NL victory

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Over the years, the Florida/Miami Marlins have had dozens of different players make the All-Star Game. Since expansion however, only one Marlin has ever been named the MVP of the Mid-Summer Classic.

That came on this day 25 years ago.

Florida Marlins outfielder Jeff Conine played the role of hero for the National League in a 3-2 victory over the American League. Conine’s solo home run in the top of the eighth broke a 2-2 tie and served as the decisive...

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Juan Páez

Remembering when the Marlins pulled off two huge trades ON THE SAME DAY

On July 11, 2002, the Fish got both RHP Carl Pavano and OF Juan Encarnación, two moves that helped the team win the World Series a year later.

July 11, 2002, was one of the most important days of Larry Beinfest’s tenure leading the Marlins front office. A few months prior, Beinfest acquired little-known LHP Dontrelle Willis who developed into a face of the franchise, but combining the two trades that the Fish finalized on this date did just as much to pave the way to the 2003 World Series...

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Alex Krutchik

Marlins play first intrasquad scrimmage of Summer Camp

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The new bats stood out once again during a scrimmage at Marlins Park on Thursday.

MIAMI—After one week of bullpen sessions and batting practices, the Miami Marlins took to the field for their first intrasquad scrimmage of Summer Camp. Caleb Smith and Sandy Alcantara were the starting pitchers, who also happen to be the club’s two most viable Opening Day starter candidates.

But this was no pitcher’s duel. Instead, it was a showcase of sluggers that...

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Ely Sussman

Our Noticias, 7/10/20: Marlins sim games; 2021 schedule; Jack McKeon

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With traditional exhibition games being difficult to coordinate, Marlins players are preparing for Opening Day with intrasquad competition.

More Marlins Summer Camp takeaways

The Marlins held a simulated game at Marlins Park late Thursday afternoon involving more than 20 players, most of whom are expected to be active for the club on Opening Day two weeks from now. They played 7 1?2 innings with the contest ending in an unofficial 3-3 tie.

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Ely Sussman

Full 2021 Marlins regular season schedule

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MLB is planning ahead, releasing NEXT year’s schedule prior to any 2020 regular season games being played.

Major League Baseball is intending to return to the usual 162-game regular season format next year. Mere days after announcing details for this summer, the Marlins revealed their full 2021 schedule on Thursday afternoon.

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Opening Day will be held at Marlins Park on Thursday, April 1 against the interleague rival Rays...

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Juan Páez

Why Sandy Alcántara should get the Opening Day nod

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Based on his track record and what he achieved last season, the Dominican righty deserves the chance to begin the season for the Marlins.

It’s been known since March that Sandy Alcántara wants to start on Opening Day. And he should. Even though José Ureña and Caleb Smith might also be in the running to begin the season on July 24 against the Phillies at Philadelphia, Alcántara is the most appropriate choice to receive the ball on Day 1.

On the 2019...

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David Phillips

Our Noticias, 7/9/20: Intra-squad scrimmage today at Marlins Park; lineup shaping up

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Another Fish has an unspecified injury, and Monte Harrison sounds like a lock for the roster.

One day closer to baseball and the Marlins are in full Spring Training mode, but at Marlins Park. Here’s a little BA BP to remind you what we’re looking forward to.

#Marlins 3B Brian Anderson taking BP off the machine pic.twitter.com/duB1tDKLos

— Hector Rodriguez (@Hector_Baseball) July 8, 2020 The Marlins will have a full-on scrimmage today, with Caleb...

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Miami Marlins plan to have first scrimmage on Thursday

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Sandy Alcantara and Caleb Smith will use the opportunity to continue building stamina for the 2020 regular season.

MIAMI—The Miami Marlins will have a Summer Camp simulated scrimmage on Thursday July 9 at Marlins Park. The team’s lone 2019 All-Star, right-handed pitcher Sandy Alcantara, will throw against left-handed pitcher Caleb Smith in tomorrow’s simulated scrimmage. Both pitchers are expected to throw five innings each.

Sandy Alcantara finished the 2019 season...

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MLB 2020 is not baseball’s first shortened season

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The 2020 Major League Baseball season is not the first in the league’s illustrious history to be shortened. By the way things go in MLB, it is certainly not to be the last either. Although the coronavirus has put baseball in uncharted territory, the same could be said about some of the other shortened campaigns. The 2020 MLB season will begin on July 23 with the famed New York Yankees playing the World Champion Washington Nationals. Fans...

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Ely Sussman

How the Marlins have performed in lowest-attended games

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Marlins players are used to a lousy gameday atmosphere, but that doesn’t mean they want it that way.

I have read countless variations of the same joke. Ever since COVID-19 shut down spring training, when leading health officials made it crystal clear that large public gatherings accelerate the spread of the virus, we have been bracing for the jarring sight of fanless Major League Baseball games. In other words, business as usual for the Miami...

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David Phillips

Our Noticias, 7/8/20: Marlins face uphill battle yet still ask, “Why not us?”

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What to know about the state of the Marlins with Opening Day only 16 days away.

The world got its first glimpse of the Marlins’ top pick from the 2020 draft, as Max Meyer threw his first bullpen at training camp on Tuesday.

Max Meyer says what's up. pic.twitter.com/w3UofO16rT

— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 7, 2020

Afterwards, Meyer spoke about how it felt to get back on the diamond and suit up for the first time as a Marlin.

MLB released schedules for...

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Alex Krutchik

Max Meyer Throws First Bullpen Session as a Marlin

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Less than one month after being drafted by the Fish, Max Meyer is ready to bring the “bulldog mentality” to the mound.

Things started off normally enough for Max Meyer when the college baseball season opened in February. The junior out of Minnesota was trying to add another season’s worth of scouting footage to his portfolio in preparation for the 2020 MLB Draft. Just as he had done his entire collegiate career, Meyer dominated, cruising with a 1.95...

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Juan Páez

Rival Season Preview: New York Mets

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The Mets might’ve completed the puzzle and are ready to compete in a strong NL East. Will rookie manager Luis Rojas be able to put the pieces together?

The Mets are ready to roll again. They’ve been trying to build something sustainable in the long term and added more pieces to the puzzle before this season. In 2020, their horizon doesn’t look bad thanks to a well-rounded team, but they will have to battle in a deep, strong NL East.

Even though they lost...

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Marlins Barbecue Episode 2: Breaking down meaty 2020 schedule

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Grilling Major League Baseball for its sloppy handling of COVID-19 testing and sharing first impressions of the Marlins’ regular season schedule.

Anthony “Red” Garcia and Alex Contreras return for the second episode of Marlins BBQ. On the menu: Injury scare after Giancarlo Stanton lined a ball off Masahiro Tanaka’s head (0:40); Alex’s inside look at Sunday’s Marlins team workout and COVID-19 issues across the majors (4:30); full breakdown of...

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Ely Sussman

Full 2020 Marlins regular season schedule

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Opponents, start times and analysis for all 60 Marlins games.

Major League Baseball unveiled its 2020 regular season schedule on Monday. As expected, it’s a tough road ahead for the Marlins.

Marlins Communications Opening Day: Marlins at Phillies on July 24 (7:05 p.m. ET first pitch) 60 games in a 66-day span 13 afternoon games, 47 night games

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Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images 2020 matchups—August 14-16 in Miami, September 7-9 in...

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Plenty of lefty talent in the Miami Marlins farm system

With plenty of left-handed pitching talent in their minor league system, will the Miami Marlins remain one of the better farm systems beyond 2020? The Miami Marlins are one of the charmed organizations when it comes to left-handed pitching prospects.

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Sandy Alcantara is ready for the start of 2020

Will Sandy Alcantara prove to be the Opening Day starter the Miami Marlins need him to be in 2020? The Opening Day starter is a time-honored tradition in Major League Baseball.

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Juan Páez

Rival Season Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

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The Phils have made some more big organizational changes following a disappointing season. Will it pay off in 2020?

Before the 2019 season, the Phillies front office spent big trying to reach the postseason for the first time since 2011. Well, that didn’t happen. The Phillies had a nice run during the first few months of the season. After June 8, they were in first place in the NL East with a 37-27 record. However, they cratered from there and lost 54 of...

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Alex Krutchik

Monte Harrison Making a Case for Opening Day Roster

Monte was optioned to Triple-A at the end of spring training, but expanded roster rules for the 2020 season help his chances of playing in the majors on Opening Day.

Monte Harrison was on the outside looking in when the coronavirus pandemic forced MLB to shut down spring training on March 12. At that time, he was competing to make the 26-man Marlins Opening Day roster, trying to fit into an outfield that already included Lewis Brinson, Harold Ramirez, and recent signings Matt Joyce and...

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