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Ely Sussman

Old Friends 2020 regular season roundup

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Updates on dozens of former Marlins major leaguers.

The 2020 MLB regular season was more condensed than any other in history, particularly for the Marlins who packed 57 games into the final 55 days of their schedule. Combining that with the stunning fact that they spent the whole summer in playoff contention, it was understandably difficult for fans to dedicate any mental bandwidth to what was happening elsewhere in the baseball world. I won’t attempt to...

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Marlins CEO Derek Jeter conflicted about entering postseason as an executive

Derek Jeter admits to feeling conflicted about the Miami Marlins’ first foray into the postseason during his brief tenure as the team’s CEO, and much of his distress stems from how he will be unable to make an impact on the team’s performance by taking the field.

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Marlins BBQ Episode 17: Marlins in-game host Mike B.

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Mike Biana of the Marlins describes the scene inside empty Marlins Park during the 2020 season and his reaction to the improbable postseason clinch.

Alex Contreras and Ely Sussman are joined by Marlins in-game host Mike Biana (who also served as interim public address announcer at Marlins Park in 2020). Mike shares stories from his shortened season in Little Havana, how his job responsibilities changed without fans and why he likes the Fish’s chances of...

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Juan Páez

Who are the hottest Marlins pitchers entering the postseason?

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Marlins hurlers Pablo López, Sandy Alcántara, and Brandon Kintzler begin the Wild Card Series against the Cubs with excellent recent performances.

The Marlins will begin the upcoming Wild Card Series with great pitching momentum, at least good enough to think they have a chance to beat the Chicago Cubs.

For example, two of their starters were lights out in the final 14 games of the season. The bullpen, led by closer Brandon Kintzler, also had great...

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Juan Páez

Who are the hottest Marlins hitters entering the postseason?

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The bats of Garrett Cooper, Brian Anderson and Jesús Aguilar will be essential to giving the Marlins a chance to upset the Cubs in the Wild Card Series.

On Wednesday, the Marlins will begin their first postseason series since 2003, visiting Wrigley Field against the Cubs. It’s gonna be a best-of-three series where they’ll be facing tough starters such as Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks and Jon Lester. As was the case in both 1997 and 2003, it’s a...

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Ely Sussman

Our Noticias, 9/28/20: Wild Card Series preview

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The Marlins and Cubs took very different paths to the 2020 MLB postseason.

Wild Card Series preview

The Marlins (31-29, minus-41 run differential) are visiting the Cubs (34-26, plus-25 run differential) at Wrigley Field for a best-of-three first-round postseason series, beginning with Game 1 Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET on ABC. As you are well aware, the Marlins have never lost a postseason series before. Just like the 1997 and 2003 teams, the 2020 Fish are...

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MIA 5, NYY 0; Marlins Finish Surprising Season With Shutout Win

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The Marlins shut out the Yankees to nail down their first winning record in 11 years.

On the last Sunday of September, 2020, the Miami Marlins shut out the New York Yankees to finish with a winning record for the first time in 11 years.

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With the combined shutout, the Marlins totaled six for the 2020 campaign in only 60 games. For context, they achieved eight shutouts during the entire 2019 season.

It didn’t...

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Starling Marté, Jose Ureña exit game with injuries

The Miami Marlins are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2003. Losing Starling Marte at this juncture would be a major blow for a resilient Marlins team that's also without Jose Urena.

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Ely Sussman

Introducing the “Ride the Wave” t-shirt

Never too late to jump on the most exciting bandwagon of the 2020 MLB season!

First baseman Jesús Aguilar quietly got it started for the Marlins earlier this summer. As the wins piled up following their return from the COVID-19 hiatus, Brian Anderson, Lewis Brinson, Jazz Chisholm, Don Mattingly and everybody else on the club has followed his lead. And it’s not going away anytime soon now that momentum has carried the Fish all the way to the MLB postseason for the first time in 17...

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Ely Sussman

Marlins vs. Yankees: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 27, 2020

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José Ureña and Clarke Schmidt will start Sunday’s regular season finale at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, NY. Full game preview and lineups in here.

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (30-29) vs. Yankees (33-26) game thread, the final one of the MLB regular season. Even Martín Prado is probably surprised by what the Fish have achieved in 2020.

This is the final day of the 2020 regular season.

Here is Martín Prado on the final day of the 2019 regular season,...

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25-year Marliniversary: Conine becomes first player to drive in 100 runs for Marlins

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On this day in 1995, Jeff Conine would take a step towards establishing himself as “Mr. Marlin” by reaching a special milestone.

One of the stars of a young franchise, Jeff Conine was affectionately given the title “Mr. Marlin” during the franchise’s early years.

Conine was responsible for a lot of club firsts. An All-Star in 1994 and 1995, Conine would become the first player to drive in 100 runs in a season for the...

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Ely Sussman

MIA 4, NYY 11; Ultimate ‘pen meltdown in penultimate regular season game

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The Marlins’ “hangover lineup” seized an early lead, but couldn’t keep up with a Yankees power surge.

With many of their regular position players resting and preparation for the postseason taking precedence over the here and now, the Marlins suffered a mid-inning meltdown on Saturday en route to losing to the Yankees, 11-4.

Trevor Rogers—3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (54 pitches) Deivi García—6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K (103 pitches)

The...

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Resilient Marlins Defy Odds to Make 2020 Playoffs

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Just like their most recent postseason berth 17 years, nobody could’ve seen this coming. But that didn’t discourage the Fish from continuing to fight.

It may not be exactly how they drew it up, but it’s never been that way for the Miami Marlins. After all, this is the same franchise that has won two World Series despite never finishing atop their own division. This is the same organization that fired their manager after a 16-22 start in 2003, only to eventually take...

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Derek Jeter had neat reaction to Marlins clinching playoff berth

The Marlins officially clinched a playoff berth on Friday night.. Instead of a big celebration, CEO Derek Jeter had a different reaction to the news.

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Ely Sussman

Marlins vs. Yankees: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 26, 2020

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Trevor Rogers and Deivi García will start Saturday’s game at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, NY. Full game preview and lineups in here.

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (30-28) vs. Yankees (32-26) game thread. The Fish have clinched their spot in the 16-team postseason field!

Fish Picks is BACK and better than ever! Our free-to-play daily prop bets contest is open to all fans. The 2020 full-season points leader will be decided this week. Whoever finishes...

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Ely Sussman

Marlins players, team personnel react on social media to clinching historic playoff berth

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Core members of the 2020 Marlins celebrate and reflect on snapping the franchise’s 17-year postseason drought.

After the Marlins beat the Yankees Friday night to clinch second place in the National League East and punch their ticket to the NL Wild Card Series, members of the team took to Instagram and Twitter to celebrate and reflect on defying the odds.

A small sampling of what they shared...

Outfielder Monte Harrison, pictured with infielder Jazz Chisholm,...

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Juan Páez

How should Marlins set their starting rotation for postseason?

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A comparison of Sandy Alcántara, Pablo López and Sixto Sánchez heading into October.

Friday night, the Marlins locked up their third postseason appearance in history. As has been the case with many of their 2020 victories, it was a closely contested nail-biter that relied on a great starting pitching effort. That will be the formula for them to continue to shock the world with a deep October run.

But manager Don Mattingly is gonna have a tough call...

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Ely Sussman

THE PLAYOFF DROUGHT IS OVER!!!

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Speechless. The Marlins, somehow, actually did it.

With a 4-3 extra-inning win over the Yankees Friday night and a 6-4 Phillies loss to the Rays, the Marlins have clinched second place in the NL East and a berth in the 2020 MLB postseason. Yes, really!

A “rebuilding” team that was widely projected to finish dead last in the division, one that started the regular season strong only to be devastated by a COVID-19 outbreak, has rallied from unprecedented...

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Marlins Clinch 1st Playoff Berth Since 2003 with Win vs. Yankees

If history holds, the Miami Marlins are going to win the World Series this year. After all, the Marlins have won the World Series every time they have made the playoffs in franchise history...

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How did the Marlins get here?

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Fighting Fish look to ride the wave into the postseason.

We’re heading into the last regular season series of the 2020 Major League Baseball season and the Miami Marlins are on the cusp of something special. Today, the Fighting Fish will look to ride the wave right into the postseason. If the Marlins can secure a win against the New York Yankees and get some help from their Citrus Series partners as the Rays host the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday...

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