Fish Bites: Miami Marlins Begin Spring Training Games Saturday

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The Miami Marlins are starting games this Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Check out the latest Marlins links including Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez, Juan Pierre, and more.

Best wishes to the Miami Marlins in 2013 and to Marlins fans everywhere, hang in there. Hopefully the team can be a surprise in terms of overall success and not just set historic numbers for games lost as is being predicted.

- The Miami Marlins agreed to 2013 contracts with a ton of pitchers on Wednesday. Among them are Jose Ceda and Brad Hand. Read more here.

- Lefty Braulio Lara has a fastball that has been clocked at 100 mph. Now the Marlins want him to work on his control to become a complete pitcher.

- Advisor Jack McKeon visited the Marlins at their spring training complex on Wednesday. He spent time with old faces Juan Pierre and Mike Redmond.

- Juan Pierre and Chone Figgins have been reunited on this Marlins team as close friends that they are. They have been friends since high school. But this is only their first spring training together.

- Click here to see a video of Giancarlo Stanton getting hit by a baseball on the head at spring training on Wednesday. The pitch was thrown by top pick Jose Fernandez.

- John Maine is happy to get the start on Saturday against the Saint Louis Cardinals. Expect him to throw two innings in the spring training opener.

Around The League

- Roger Clemens threw live batting practice to Houston Astros hitters on Wednesday.

- Phil Hughes has been shut down for two weeks with a bulging disk.

- Stephen Strasburg threw his first batting practice of the spring on Wednesday and was in top form.

At Fish Stripes

- 2013 Miami Marlins Prospects and Draft Coverage continues this week with Jake Marisnick.

- 2013 Miami Marlins Analysis gives you a pessimistic view of Nathan Eovaldi.

- 2013 Miami Marlins News and Rumors gives us Jose Reyes. He is not happy with Jeffrey Loria.

- 2013 Miami Marlins Prospects and Draft Coverage writes about Christian Yelich.

- Click here to read a 2013 optimistic view on Nathan Eovaldi.

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