As Heaney tries to progress his overall approach from the mound during the offseason, he took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with FanGraphs' David Laurila.
Outside of the baseball haven that's known as Marlins Park, Jacksonville, Florida was probably the biggest and most important location for the Miami Marlins organization during the 2013 season. Recently, our friends at Marlin Maniac were able to catch up with the voice of the Jacksonville Suns Roger Hoover to give his opinions on this past season and the start of the Marlins farm system in general.
While this following moment really isn't a part of the Marlins organization that we're familiar with, this story is still extremely interesting because it combines the psychotic genius of Bill Veeck with the ageless Satchel Paige.
After last week's GM Meetings, it's clear that the Marlins value their top pitchers in their starting rotation. With that said, Marlins.com writer Joe Frisaro made it clear that the team is interested in potential offensive weapons Mike Trumbo and David Freese.
Former Marlins prospect Chris Valaika was the center of attention during this past season as he was the main culprit in the Tino Martinez controversy in July which ultimately prevented him from making his return to the big league club in September. As he moves on to the Cubs, Valaika had an opportunity to take one more jab at his former team.
Around the League
Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer looks at the latest news surrounding free agent Robinson Cano while looking at his overall WAR against some of the best hitters in the league.
While he won't technically be on the open market until 2015, that doesn't mean that you can't start to ponder about the potential payday that Matt Wieters will get in two years. Could Wieters get the abundance of money that Mauer acquired during the 2010 season? Most likely not but SBN's Grant Brisbee talks about the potential ways that Wieters could get to that level.
While this is a foreign concept for Marlins fans, the catcher position in the MLB is increasingly becoming more of an offense oriented position. With Jared Saltalamacchia and Brian McCann about to go into the open market, SoE's Jack Moore investigates the continued improvement of the position.
In the following FanGraphs piece, Dave Cameron kills the perception that speedy outfielders decline as they reach their 30's which is crucial as the 30 year old Jacob Ellsbury seeks a brand new deal.
While this site should be in the rotation for many of the Fish Stripes readers, make sure to keep an eye on MLBTradeRumors as its the best and easiest non-FS location for all the latest Hot Stove moves on the Marlins and MLB in general.
At Fish Stripes
This week in Marlins history marks a time period when the Marlins have been historically more active than at any other time of the year.
The Miami Marlins are trying to find some stability in the clubhouse around Giancarlo Stanton. Should the team extend that stability to the playing field as well?
The Miami Marlins got a lot of flak for the Monstrosity home run sculpture in Marlins Park, but the team has not backed down from its colorful stadium artwork. Here is the latest piece the stadium will feature.