Sundays are lazy days. They’re for sitting in your recliner, grabbing a drink and watching baseball. Today, Zach Eflin gave us something to watch.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 9:00 pm
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.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:05 pm
He cracks the Opening Day roster and if he struggled through the first quarter, then I could see him being sent down. Jon Berti—You need a utility guy like Berti if you want to give the infield some rest. He is a better Sean Rodriguez who I see as his backup this season.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 12:00 pm
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. and No.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:30 pm
No specifics have been laid out regarding how the schedule will play out when — if, really — the 2020 season begins. That’s nearly impossible to do given the uncertain nature of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, the groundwork for other key topics have been addressed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 2:14 pm
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.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 11:00 am
Then on Thursday night, MLB players and owners agreed to alleviate financial issues by downsizing the draft, deferring signing bonuses and reducing the total number of rounds from 40 to as few as five, according to The Athletic. The deal was made official on Friday. Generally, the most successful drafted and developed Marlins players were blue-chip prospects from the beginning—think José Fernández, Christian Yelich and Josh Beckett (first round), Giancarlo Stanton (second), J.T. Realmuto (third)…
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:00 pm
The Miami Marlins’ classic isn’t altogether surprising: World Series, Game 6, 2013; Josh Beckett dominates the New York Yankees to give the then-Florida Marlins their improbable second championship. If you have seen this one too many times or are jonesing for some other Miami classics, fear not. MLB has five classic Marlins games available on its official MLB Vault YouTube channel you can use to cope with an Opening Day with no baseball.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:06 pm
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 and publishing the full rankings process in podcast form (audio player embedded in the article).
Posted: March 26, 2020, 1:30 pm
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said ‘nothing’s off the table’ as the league gears towards preparing for the season in May amid the coronavirus pandemic. The start of the 2020 MLB campaign has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has killed at least 21,200 people across the globe. MLB was initially scheduled to begin on Thursday before cancelling all spring training games earlier this month and postponing Opening Day until at least mid-May.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 12:38 pm
It’s the first time since 1995 that an MLB season did not start as originally scheduled. Marlins Park is now serving as a drive-thru testing site for people 65 and older with possible symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Florida National Guard is helping manage logistics at the ballpark, which already has surrounding streets closed and a parking lot marked off with cones for a staging area.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 8:07 pm
Fish Stripes will be presenting full-length FOX Sports Florida broadcasts from the 2010-2019 Marlins seasons. The “Games of the Decade” series is a collaborative process between the Fish Stripes staff and audience. Please continue recommending games that deserve to be rewatched!
Posted: March 24, 2020, 12:00 pm
Marlins Park to provide free, drive-through coronavirus testing Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced Sunday afternoon that, with the cooperation of Derek Jeter and the Marlins, the stadium will soon become a public testing site for COVID-19. Additional details are expected on Monday regarding a more specific timeline and instructions for how to make an appointment. Hard Rock Stadium and Festival Flea Market are among the other testing sites in South Florida.
Posted: March 23, 2020, 10:30 am
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 touches on a sensitive topic: the franchise’s cycle drought.
Posted: March 21, 2020, 11:00 am
The Mets won’t be heading to Puerto Rico this season. Major League Baseball announced the cancellation Thursday of a three-game series between the Mets and Marlins at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan from April 28-30 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Diamondbacks and Padres also will not make a trip to Mexico City, where they were set to play on April 18 and 19 at the year-old Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium.
Posted: March 20, 2020, 1:19 pm
Ready for anything, no excuses It’s perhaps the most-liked tweet by a Marlins prospect… ever? Air Force reserve and 23rd-round draft pick Nic Ready posted a video of himself doing squats with a dead 150-pound hog on his shoulders: Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News followed up with him to get the full context behind the viral moment.
Posted: March 20, 2020, 10:00 am
NEW YORK – Major League Baseball called off what was to have been its first two regular-season games in Mexico City, along with a three-game series in Puerto Rico because of the new coronavirus. The Arizona Diamondbacks and The San Diego Padres were to have played on April 18 and 19 at Mexico City’s Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, a 20,000-capacity ballpark that opened in March 2019.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 6:59 pm
NEW YORK – Major League Baseball called off what was to have been its first two regular-season games in Mexico City, along with a three-game series in Puerto Rico because of the new coronavirus. Arizona and San Diego were to have played on April 18 and 19 at Mexico City’s Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, a 20,000-capacity ballpark that opened in March 2019. The New York Mets and Miami had been scheduled to play a three-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan from April 28-30.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 6:11 pm
ESPN News Services Major League Baseball has canceled series scheduled for this season in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The San Diego Padres had been scheduled to play the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 18-19 in Mexico City, and the New York Mets were supposed to play the Miami Marlins on April 28-30 in San Juan. The games will be rescheduled for the home teams’ sites in Arizona and Miami, MLB said.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 4:20 pm