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Ely Sussman

Simulating the 2020 Marlins—Week 1

Miguel Rojas celebrates a virtual Jonathan Villar home run

The 2020 Marlins regular season has been shoved off its axis and will inevitably be shortened to far fewer than 162 games. But technology is a beautiful thing, ain’t it? Across the internet, we can peek inside the alternative universes in which this much-anticipated campaign is being simulated precisely on schedule, featuring many of the players who were projected to make an impact for the real-life Fish.

At the end of each...

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The best trade the Marlins Marlins have made this past decade

The best trade the Marlins organization has made in the past decade is one that many might have missed with the sale of the team to CEO Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman. The Marlins best deal of the 2010s was the one that slipped under the radar. While fans were screaming over the trades that […] The best trade the Marlins Marlins have made this past decade - Marlin Maniac - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Is Brian Anderson the team’s next All-Star player?

Will Brian Anderson’s play on the field this coming season by the reason the Marlins third baseman becomes an All-Star for the first time in 2020? The Miami Marlins had one all-star last year. Sandy Alcantara made the roster by virtue of the rule that every single MLB team should be represented. Hopefully this year, […] Miami Marlins: Is Brian Anderson the team’s next All-Star player? - Marlin Maniac - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Predicting a Potential 29-Man Marlins Roster

LHP Alex Vesia wasn’t scored upon at Double-A, major league spring training or the Arizona Fall League. He can contribute to the Marlins right away. | Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images MLB may allow teams to open the 2020 season with 29 players on their active roster, three more spots than initially planned. I predict how that would affect the Marlins. Miami, it’s been a while since I’ve written a prediction piece, but hearing the rumors of a possible 29-man MLB active roster size, I...

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Marlins option prospects to minor leagues to start the 2020 season

The Marlins have decided to option minor league prospects Monte Harrison and Nick Neidert to Triple-A prior to the start of the Major League season. It looked like both outfielder Monte Harrison and pitcher Nick Neidert could possibly crack the Marlins 26-man roster this season after impressive performances this spring. But Miami’s front office has […] Marlins option prospects to minor leagues to start the 2020 season - Marlin Maniac - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News,...

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This Date in Miami Marlins History: March 28th

On March 28th, 2020, the Miami Marlins are still awaiting opening day. Coronavirus countermeasures have necessitated the postponement of major league baseball’s opening day for at least six weeks, and maybe more. It’s a good time to look back at this date in Florida and Miami Marlins franchise history. 2019 Prior to the 2019 campaign, […] This Date in Miami Marlins History: March 28th - Marlin Maniac - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Ely Sussman

Marlins option Monte Harrison, Nick Neidert to Triple-A Wichita

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The Marlins announce their final roster moves prior to the MLB transaction freeze going into effect.

The Marlins gave us something to discuss on Saturday, announcing that outfielder Monte Harrison and right-hander Nick Neidert have been optioned to their Triple-A Wichita affiliate. Harrison and Neidert ranked No. 7 and No. 12, respectively, on our newly updated Fish Stripes Top 30 prospects list.

The 24-year-old Harrison slashed .364/.481/.500 during...

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Is J.T. Realmuto the greatest of all time?

Former Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto was one of the greatest to wear a uniform in team history. I would love to see what former Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto could do with all these young arms in the rotation. Now that he is in Philadelphia after a trade last offseason brought back Sixto Sanchez, […] Miami Marlins: Is J.T. Realmuto the greatest of all time? - Marlin Maniac - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Marlins manager Don Mattingly must push the right buttons in 2020

Does the layoff from preparing for the MLB season help Marlins manager Don Mattingly or hurt his ability to develop the team’s 2020 roster? Marlins manager Don Mattingly has said on many occasions that baseball is a game of adjustments. As the sport waits for a chance to become whole again and take the field […] Marlins manager Don Mattingly must push the right buttons in 2020 - Marlin Maniac - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Ely Sussman

Quiz: Marlins single-season strikeout leaders

Testing your knowledge of Marlins pitchers from the early years of the franchise through the 2019 season.

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.

This one challenges you to name the pitchers behind the top 25 single-season strikeout totals in Marlins history. Don’t be intimidated: the fact that there are several pitchers who cracked the top 25...

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Marlins Turn to Virtual Opening Day Game For Baseball-Hungry Fans

On March 26 the Marlins were supposed to be hosting the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Instead, they brought the game into the homes of their fans with the teams playing virtually on “MLB The Show 20,” with the controllers handled by Miami shortstop Miguel Rojas and Philadelphia first baseman Rhys Hoskins. “It was something our social media team came up with a little more than a week ago,” Jason Latimer, the Marlins’ vice president of communications and broadcasting, said....

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Top all-time Marlins MLB Draft picks outside the first 5 rounds

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With MLB owners and players deciding to downsize the 2020 draft, it’ll remove the fun of discovering hidden gems in the later rounds.

The 2020 MLB Draft will be unlike any other. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, high school and college baseball seasons have been cancelled, stalling their development and preventing scouts from getting their usual live looks. Then on Thursday night, MLB players and owners agreed to alleviate financial issues by...

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2020 MLB Draft Profile: Asa Lacy 

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The Texas A&M ace makes a strong case for being the top pitcher selected in the draft.

Asa Lacy 2020 MLB Draft Profile

Asa Lacy is a left-handed pitcher from Kerrville, Texas and plays for the Texas A&M Aggies. Lacy is one of the top prospect and maybe even the top pitching prospect in the 2020 MLB Draft. Lacy was a top 100 prospect in the Class of 2017 according to Perfect Game. He was the 90th-ranked prospect and the 12th-ranked left-handed pitcher in the...

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Rookie Radar: NL East

MLBTR’s Jeff Todd has recently taken a look at some potential impact rookies throughout theAL Central and AL West. Steve Adams handled the NL West. Now let’s move on to the NL East, which was one of the strongest divisions in baseball in 2019, with four teams finishing .500 or above. 2020 figures to be just as competitive. Perhaps a strong rookie season could be a difference-maker for one of these teams. Who could it be? Let’s take a look at some of the contenders. Braves The Braves...

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Dan Haren breaks out classic video of Juan Uribe being pranked with snake

Dan Haren is doing what he can to help brighten peoples’ days while many are at home during the coronavirus pandemic. That included sharing an old video on social media Thursday of a prank he and his teammates pulled on Juan Uribe years ago. Back in 2014, Haren and Uribe were teammates on the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to Haren, the team was in Cincinnati and pranked Uribe by placing a live snake in his shoe. The reaction was classic. Can you blame him? I’m terrified of snakes too...

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How does the team’s narrative change while baseball waits?

Will the Marlins front office and coaching staff change its approach to the 2020 season now that baseball is on hold for the time being? In light of the fact that the Miami Marlins and 29 other MLB teams are still waiting for the word they can all go back to work, does the narrative […] Miami Marlins: How does the team’s narrative change while baseball waits? - Marlin Maniac - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jordan Yamamoto’s 2020 Miami Marlins Season Preview

The Miami Marlins relied on Jordan Yamamoto to fill a rotation spot through the second half of the 2019 season. The Miami Marlins are counting on Jordan Yamamoto to fill one of their five starting rotation spots in 2020. With opening day still a ways off, and we’re not sure exactly how far off, Yamamoto […] Jordan Yamamoto’s 2020 Miami Marlins Season Preview - Marlin Maniac - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch and game thread—March 26, 2020 (virtual game)

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Join us for Thursday’s MLB The Show showdown between Rhys Hoskins and Miguel Rojas

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins vs. Phillies MLB The Show 20 game thread. You read that right: a thread for us to discuss a virtual game taking place on what would’ve been 2020 MLB Opening Day.

As announced Wednesday night, Miguel Rojas (Marlins) will host Rhys Hoskins (Phillies) in a special MLB The Show matchup from the comfort of their respective...

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Today would have been the start of the MLB season

As our country is still dealing with the coronavirus crisis, Marlins fans still await the arrival of the 2020 MLB season to begin. Today is a sad day for baseball fans. Today would have been the start of the Major League Baseball season. For Marlins fans, Opening Day would have taken place tomorrow with a […] Miami Marlins: Today would have been the start of the MLB season - Marlin Maniac - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Our Noticias, 3/26/20: Your guide to #OpeningDayAtHome

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Major League Baseball and its teams are doing their best to make this day memorable for fans despite the lack of live games.

Fish Stripes Top 30 update

Regardless of whether or not there will be a 2020 season, the Fish Stripes staff wanted to put together a new Top 30 that better reflects the state of this loaded Marlins farm system.

Behold:

The full article contains 4,000-plus words and, as always, plenty of player highlights. Plus we added a new wrinkle by recording...

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