Fish Bites: A Look at the Marlins' minor leagues

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On this edition of Fish Bites, links from around the baseball blogosphere include stories about David Aardsma, Wrigley Field, and even the Jupiter Hammerheads.

Strip Club With Stanton: THESE GUYS IN THE MINORS? THEY DON'T LOOK SO TERRIBLE

A basic look at some of the top prospects in the Miami Marlins farm system.

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins - April 16,2013 | MLB.com Box

It might have been only a somewhat meaningless game in mid-April but this box score showcases the best game the 2013 Marlins have played this season.

Scoreboard | Milb.com Scoreboard | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

Since we're on the topic of box scores, let's take a glance at last night's game involving the High-A affiliate Jupiter Hammerheads. The reason why this is so significant is because it's the debut of Marcell Ozuna who's been out because of injury and Justin Nicolino pitched a five inning shutout while only allowing one hit.

What It's Like When a Player Loses His Job - WSJ.com

A great story about the trials and tribulations that new Marlins signee David Aardsma faced after he was released by the Yankees a few weeks ago.

Marlins look to Mahoney for power boost - South Florida Sun-Sentienel.com

A quick look behind Joe Mahoney who could be slated to take the role of starting 1st baseman with Logan Morrison still out with injury.

Around the League

The All-MLB.TV Team - Jonah Keri - Grantland

Baseball mastermind Jonah Keri takes a look at some of the more entertaining players in baseball including Giancarlo Stanton.

Wrigley Field joins the 20th Century - Beyond the Box Score

Story about planned renovations to Wrigley Field that would add a video board to the stadium. The one problem however would be the board would hurt their "neighbors" who offer rooftop views of Cubs games.

Letter from Boston - SBNation.com

Not really MLB related because Paul Flannery is the NBA writer for SBNation but this is still a great heartfelt piece following the events during Monday's Boston Marathon.

The Worst of the Best: The Week's Wildest Pitches | FanGraphs Baseball

A fun look at some of the wildest pitches so far this season (don't worry, no Marlins made the article).

Don't Forget Larry Doby - Minor League Ball

With Jackie Robinson being at the top of minds of most people because of the latest movie release, John Sickels takes a look at the player who broke the color barrier of the American League.

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors

A look at all the rumors revolving around Giancarlo Stanton

The Miami Marlins' power outage

Written before Miami's eight run barrage on Tuesday, Conor Dorney analyzes Miami's lack of power through the first two weeks of the season.

Miami Marlins starting pitching not a 2013 silver lining - Fish Stripes

You know how the last article looked at Miami's offensive issues? Well, the starting pitching isn't that much better and Michael Jong tells us why.

The Miami Marlins and the concept of #minorvictories in 2013 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins do not have much to play for in 2013, so their focus, as well as the fans' focus, should be on the #minorvictories of the season rather than the wins in the aggregate.

Miami Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria hits three-run home run, first Marlins home run at Marlins Park in 2013 - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria hits the first Marlins home run at Marlins Park in 2013, blasting a three-run shot to left field. It also breaks the Marlins' nine-game homer-less streak.

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Hechavarria homers, Marlins win 8-2 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins won 8-2 against Dan Haren and the Washington Nationals, and the team owes a large part to Adeiny Hechavarria's two-out, three-run home run in the fourth inning. The home run was the first for the Marlins at home in 2013.

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