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The All-Time Best Marlins’ Team by Position

The All-Time Best Marlins’ Team by Position

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ In a team beset by turnover in its near 3 decades of existence, the Marlins have not been without standout performance all across the diamond. In an age where baseball players are being dissected under the statistical microscope more than ever before, and with the offseason still in full-effect, it gives us time to reflect on past performance good and bad. Here, the focus is on the latter as we look back on the best individual seasons, position-by-position, in Florida/Miami Marlins history in hopes of constructing the all-Marlins team. Metrics...
Fish Stripes 16 hours ago
All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 92

All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 92

Photo by Ronald C. Modra/ Two Lamar University alum and a four-time All Star are featured in Chapter 92 of our All-Time Marlins Countdown. Throughout the 2020-21 offseason, we’re going over all 630 players to have appeared for the Florida and Miami Marlins in a regular season game through their first 28 seasons. Players are first sorted into brackets defined by plate transactions — that is, plate appearances and/or batters faced. We’re currently in the bracket between 250-and-799 PA/BF. After the preliminary sorting, players are further ordered by ascending...
Fish Stripes Jan 16, 2021
Marlins Avoid Arbitration With All Eligible Players

Marlins Avoid Arbitration With All Eligible Players

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Marlins avoided arbitration with all their eligible players. What does this mean for the rest of the offseason? The Marlins settled with all five of their remaining arbitration eligible players on Friday, a big move for GM Kim Ng and the front office as they avoid arbitration court this season. Despite team revenue being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, they showed a willingness to compromise with these players rather than fighting for every penny and dragging out the process. The five players the Marlins settled with are C Jorge ...
Fish Stripes Jan 16, 2021
All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 91

All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 91

Photo by Denis Poroy/ Read up on Edward Mujica’s elite strike-throwing and Brett Carroll’s underappreciated outfield arm. Throughout the 2020-21 offseason, Fish Stripes is bringing you daily articles as part of the All-Time Marlins Countdown. Kevin Kraczkowski and Nicole Cahill have been capably leading this extensive series the past three months, but today and every Saturday for the foreseeable future, I will be a “pinch-hitter” for them. Enjoy... 150. Edward Mujica Baseball-Reference Mujica’s career pitching stats Less than two...
Teen Cuban infielder among Miami Marlins’ international signings

Teen Cuban infielder among Miami Marlins’ international signings

An 18-year-old infielder from Cuba is among 11 players from four countries to sign with the Marlins during the international signing period.
Fish Stripes Jan 15, 2021
Marlins open 2021 international signing period with 11 players

Marlins open 2021 international signing period with 11 players

@republiksports/Instagram The Marlins added talented young pitchers, infielders, outfielders and catchers from Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The Marlins wasted little time on Friday morning announcing that they’ve signed 11 international prospects. Deals that had been many months—or even years—in the making are official now that the 2021 MLB international signing period has begun. The top prize for Miami is Cuban shortstop Yiddi Cappe. Multiple outlets previously reported that he would receive a signing bonus of approximately $3.5 million,...
Fish Stripes Jan 15, 2021
All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 90

All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 90

Photo by Denis Poroy/ The latest chapter of our offseason-long countdown features one-year wonder Dan Haren. Today’s chapter of our offseason-long countdown features four more on the road to number one. In total, 630 players have taken the field for the Florida and Miami Marlins in a regular season game through their first 28 major league seasons. Including today, we’ve talked about 480 of them. Players are first sorted into brackets dictated by meeting certain thresholds of plate transactions—that is, plate appearances plus batters faced. After the preliminary...
Fish Stripes Jan 15, 2021
Offishial news, 1/15/21: Salary figure exchange; Yiddi Cappe; Jeremy Taché

Offishial news, 1/15/21: Salary figure exchange; Yiddi Cappe; Jeremy Taché

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Previewing what should be a busy Friday of Marlins transactions. Deadline day The Marlins have until 1 p.m. ET on Friday to exchange salary figures with their remaining arbitration-eligible players. Though they entered the MLB offseason with a potentially large class, Jesús Aguilar and Garrett Cooper agreed to one-year deals in December, while José Ureña and Ryne Stanek were cut loose (and have since signed with the Tigers and Astros, respectively). That leaves five more guys to address: Jorge Alfaro (first time arb eligible), Brian ...
Fish Stripes Jan 14, 2021
All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 89

All-Time Marlins Countdown: Chapter 89

Photo by Elsa/ Today’s chapter is headlined by current Marlins first baseman/right fielder Garrett Cooper. The Florida and Miami Marlins have used 630 players through their first 28 seasons of major league play. This offseason-long series is focusing on each player in turn. Players are first sorted into preliminary brackets defined by their total “plate transactions” while with the franchise. The current bracket includes players who totaled between 250 and 799 plate appearances and/or batters faced with the Marlins. Players are further sorted by ascending brWAR...
Marlins name ‘Rocky’ Egusquiza as team’s first Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Marlins name ‘Rocky’ Egusquiza as team’s first Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Marlins named Raquel “Rocky” Egusquiza as team’s first-ever Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Thursday.
Fish Stripes Jan 14, 2021
Eleven years ago, the Marlins signed Josh Johnson. What happened next?

Eleven years ago, the Marlins signed Josh Johnson. What happened next?

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ On January 14, 2010, the Fish and the then-25-year-old righty finally agreed on a four-year, $39M deal. Let’s see how it went for both sides. On January 14, 2010, after pushing back and forth for a while, the Marlins reached an agreement with right-hander Josh Johnson and his representatives on a contract extension. It was a four-year, $39M deal that was supposed to keep him with the team through the 2013 season. It wasn’t an easy negotiation between the parties. In fact, it took several twists during that offseason. His agent, Matt Sosnick,...
Fish Stripes Jan 14, 2021
The Offishial Show Episode 87: State of the Marlins Rotation

The Offishial Show Episode 87: State of the Marlins Rotation

Photo by Mark Brown/ Ely discusses both the obvious and intangible benefits that should be tempting the Marlins to invest in a free agent starting pitcher for the 2021 season. With news on Wednesday that the Miami Marlins attended a mound session for two-time AL Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber, Ely Sussman explores his potential fit with the Fish. As currently constituted, the projected 2021 rotation is deep with talented arms, but severely lacking in experience and littered with injury concerns. Investing in a veteran who has repeatedly endured a full MLB...
Fish Stripes Jan 14, 2021
Offishial News, 1/14/21

Offishial News, 1/14/21

@BeloitSnappers/Twitter The Marlins continue to contemplate trade and free agent targets, and one of their new minor league affiliates is nearing the completion of a state-of-the-art ballpark. Serene is how you might describe this day for the Miami Marlins. Behind the scenes there might be research, conversations and phone calls to Chicago and Boston as team decision-makers consider potential trades for catcher Willson Contreras and outfielder Andrew Benintendi. We have some speculation of our own via the minds and studies of our own Ethan Budowsky who wrote on...
Fish Stripes Jan 14, 2021
Offseason Fish—1/14/21

Offseason Fish—1/14/21

@sandyleon41/Instagram We are continuing to bring you Marlins winter ball updates leading up to the Caribbean Series. For much of 2020, COVID-19 brought baseball to a halt for players within the Marlins organization. Some of them are now making up for that lost time. Just like in previous years, Fish Stripes will be consistently updating the whereabouts of your favorite Fish during the offseason. At FishStripes.com/offseason, you can find weekly news, stats, highlights and (small sample size) analysis. LIDOM (Dominican Republic) The league championship series is...
Fish Stripes Jan 13, 2021
3 Trade Proposals for Willson Contreras

3 Trade Proposals for Willson Contreras

The Marlins really need a catcher. What would it take to get one of MLB’s best? What has so far been a quiet offseason for the Miami Marlins may be heating up very soon. On Tuesday, Craig Mish of the Swings and Mishes podcast reported that the Marlins have expressed interest in Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. The Cubs have entered a rebuild phase as they let outfielder Kyle Schwarber walk earlier this offseason and shipped ace Yu Darvish to San Diego for a package of prospects, and it seems Contreras will be the next piece on the move. Miami clearly with Chicago...

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