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2021 Marlins Season Review: Alex Jackson

Jackson is still pretty rough around the edges.

Acquired from the Braves in exchange for Adam Duvall prior to the 2021 trade deadline, Alex Jackson was seen as a contender to provide short-term help for the Marlins’ catching situation. Jackson didn’t play much with his former team, hitting 1-for-23 in 10 major league games earlier in the season. But his production with their Triple-A affiliate was extremely good (21 R, 31 H, .287 BA, .366 OBP, .694 SLG, 1.060 OPS).

That minor...

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The Marlins had a historic pickoff problem

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These unforced mistakes get magnified when you’re constantly losing games by small margins like the 2021 Marlins did.

It wasn’t enough to simply be a bad team: the 2021 Marlins had a propensity to infuriate us. This came in several forms, ranging from roster moves to batting order configurations and in-game substitutions to fundamental gaffes by the players themselves.

In the absence of elite offensive talent, the Marlins needed to do all the...

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Offishial news, 10/20/21: Fall developments; Coop’s kid

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The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you over the hump.

New Fish Stripes Podcast Awesome postseason drama on Tuesday. Trailing 2-0 to the Braves in the NLCS, the Dodgers had a measly 8% win probability in Game 3 entering the bottom of the eighth inning. Cody Bellinger tied it up with a three-run home run and Mookie Betts put L.A. ahead for good with an RBI double. The Astros also trailed for most of their ALCS game, but erupted for seven runs in the top of...

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Baseball Coaching Philosophy: How to Improve Skills

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Instruction and guidance are very important for success. What do you think would happen if these elements didn’t exist in your baseball team? Most probably, there would be a lot of chaos. As the coach, you should assume this responsibility.

In team sports, your role is very important because players look up to you for instruction and guidance. As a coach, you are one of the most influential people in your players’ lives....

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2021 Marlins Season Review: Anthony Bass

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To save or not to save? That is the question!

The Miami Marlins signed free agent RHP Anthony Bass on January 27, 2021, hoping to fill the much-needed role of “shut-down closer.” Bass was coming off a 2020 season with the Toronto Blue Jays in which he recorded seven saves in 9 opportunities while posting an ERA of 3.51 in 25 2?3 innings pitched.

Anthony Bass: Marlin pic.twitter.com/p9pndklyGz

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2021 Marlins Season Review: Sandy León

Without any other strong internal options at catcher, León played in most of the Marlins’ games this season.

Sandy León was a polarizing player for the Marlins this season. León signed a minor league deal and was initially assigned to the team’s alternate training site, but was called up before the 2021 MiLB season even began to replace an injured Jorge Alfaro.

León made positive first impression. He had some key hits in his debut against Baltimore and developed really good,...

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The Offishial Show Episode 138: Marlins Offseason Shopping—Aisle 2

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Covering top Miami Marlins targets who produced between 1.1-2.0 rWAR this year.

Ely Sussman and Louis Addeo-Weiss react to the developing news about Miguel Rojas getting close to finalizing a contract extension with the Marlins (1:30), then resume their “Marlins Offseason Shopping” series (10:45). Here in Aisle 2, you’ll find Ketel Marte, Andrew McCutchen, Tommy Pham, Anthony Rizzo, Josh Harrison and Steven Matz, among others.

Enjoy Episode 138!...

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Marlins Righty Pablo Lopez Is On A Great Trajectory For Future

The Miami Marlins might be watching the playoffs from home, but their 2021 season wasn’t all bad. Several youngsters emerged as rising stars for Miami this year, and Pablo Lopez was one of them.

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Miguel Rojas, Marlins discussing contract extension

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Rojas says a deal that would keep him in Miami beyond the 2022 season is “really close” to getting done.

Co-hosting Tuesday’s episode of The Chris Rose Rotation, Miguel Rojas revealed that he and the Marlins are discussing a contract extension. The veteran shortstop is on track to hit free agency after the 2022 season under the terms of his existing deal.

From Rojas:

“I’m happy that they approached me the same way that I was thinking early in...

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2021 Marlins Season Review: Ross Detwiler

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Evaluating the ups and downs of Detwiler’s age-35 season.

Ross Detwiler was the first major league free agent signed by the Marlins once Kim Ng took over as general manager. He was a versatile reliever who was used occasionally in high-leverage situations. At least throughout the first half of the 2021 season, he put up average numbers and helped the bullpen (1-0, 4.19 ERA, 34.1 IP, 29 H, 1.194 WHIP, 41 SO).

As a pending free agent and with the...

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2021 Marlins Season Review: Lewis Brinson

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Another season, another weak performance for the 27-year-old outfielder.

2021 Timeline

After making the Opening Day roster, Lewis Brinson was sent to the alternate training site on April 11. He was called up again on April 20. On May 7, he was battling with a sore left middle finger, but came back to action two days later. The finger issue sent Brinson to the 10-day injured list on May 18. Brinson was reinstated from the 10-day IL and optioned to Triple-A...

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Offishial news, 10/19/21: Miggy Ro’s postseason analysis; Brinson era ending?

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The latest Miami Marlins coverage midway through the league championship series.

New Fish Stripes Podcast The Mesa Solar Sox lost on Monday, 7-1. Will Banfield went 2-for-4 with an RBI. JJ Bleday, Troy Johnston and Kameron Misner each started the game, too—they combined to go 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts. Josh Simpson walked the bases loaded and allowed a grand slam. Yikes. Juan Páez is ready to move on from Lewis Brinson. By the numbers, the 2020 Rule 5 draft...

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2021 Marlins Season Review: Lewin Díaz

Evaluating the ups and downs of Lewin’s first steady playing time as a big leaguer.

Lewin Díaz did not actually begin the 2021 regular season on the Marlins’ Major League roster. He was in AAA Jacksonville putting up massive numbers (278 AB, 52 R, 69 H, 20 HR, 51 RBI, 2 SB, .248 BA, .327 OBP, .845 OPS), which earned him a couple brief call-ups during the summer. He finally stuck around on a consistent basis in September after Jesús Aguilar’s knee injury.

During the closing weeks of...

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Offishial news, 10/18/21: Controllable catchers; AFL stats; life milestones

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The latest Miami Marlins coverage with some personal life updates about several key players.

The Mesa Solar Sox have a 2-2 record so far in Arizona Fall League action. The tables below include individual stats for Will Banfield, JJ Bleday, Justin Evans, Evan Fitterer, Troy Johnston, Kameron Misner, Josh Simpson and Jefry Yan. Of note, in a game on Saturday where 22 total runs scored, Misner had the hardest-hit ball for either team (111.7 mph exit...

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Examining the best catcher options for the Marlins

Since there’s a weak free-agent class and the Marlins have about a dozen viable starting pitchers, there should be plenty of avenues for trade discussions this winter.

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2021 Marlins Season Review: Zach Thompson

A minor leaguer with a less-than-stellar track record, Thompson opened some eyes in his first go at big league hitters.

After 7 seasons of chasing the dream of making it to the Major Leagues, Zach Thompson made good when his name was called.

2021 Timeline

December 3 (2020): Signs minor-league deal with Miami. June 5: Contract selected from AAA Jacksonville. June 7: Makes MLB debut in Fenway Park; exits with an undisclosed injury after 3 innings, later deemed precautionary. September 2:...

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2021’s biggest “Marlins Killers”

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A eclectic mix of stars and random role players who made this season miserable for the Marlins.

Every season, Miami Marlins fans get front-row seats to watch baseball’s premier talent. Problem is, those impact players are usually on the opposing teams. Their brilliance comes at the Marlins’ expense.

Here are the individuals who were most responsible for your suffering in 2021. Thanks very much to Stathead for the research assistance.

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Offishial news, 10/15/21: Raking in the fall (league); Season Review continues

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The latest Miami Marlins coverage with only four teams remaining in World Series contention.

New Fish Stripes Podcast Only three Marlins played in Thursday’s Arizona Fall League game, but they each excelled. Left fielder JJ Bleday went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI, a pair of walks and an outfield assist, while first baseman Troy Johnston went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI and a walk of his own. Left-hander Josh Simpson retired six of the eight batters he...

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2021 Marlins Season Review: Sandy Alcántara

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Taking a deep look at Alcántara’s great 2021 season.

Leading the Marlins’ rotation once again, Sandy Alcántara had perhaps his strongest year yet despite what his win-loss record reads. Staying healthy all season long, Alcántara firmly established himself as the team’s ace.

By The Numbers

Alcántara’s Marlins teammates regularly failed to provide him with run support, the main reason why he was charged with a loss 15 times in his 33 starts. The...

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