Fish Bites: Cuban Studs Collide In Miami

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While Monday's matchup between Jose Fernandez and Yasiel Puig is being discussed around the web, Kansas City's resurgence, Placido Polanco and minor league baseball is touched on during this latest edition of Fish Bites.

Marlins examining ways to extend Jose Fernandez deeper into September; Ramos uses Puig's emotions against him | Fish

With the Miami Marlins putting a lot of their future on the arms of rookie Jose Fernandez, they're being cautious on the amount of innings pitched as we move into September.

Jose Fernandez wins showdown with Yasiel Puig | Fish Bytes

In the battle between two potential NL Rookie of the Year candidates, Jose Fernandez and the rest of the Miami Marlins had a clear advantage over the Cuban outfielder during Monday night's game.

Miami Marlins: Placido Polanco goes on 7-day concussion disabled list - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

After getting hit in the helmet by a Santiago Castilla pitch on Friday, the Marlins have moved Placido Polanco to the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Miami Marlins Affiliates Scoreboard | MiLB.com Scoreboard | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

WIth the Marlins continuing to struggle, take a look at the latest with Miami's farm system

Jose Fernandez Adds a New Pitch | FanGraphs Baseball.

Confusion and minor controversy started after an interesting 56 MPH pitch by Jose Fernandez during Monday's game against the Dodgers. FanGraphs writer and editor Dave Cameron investigates that sequence and whether that slow pitch will turn into a valuable asset in Fernandez's pitching arsenal.

Around the League

Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams - Grantland

As we pull into the playoff stretch, Jonah Keri breaks down the NL Central contending Cincinnati Reds while looking at the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies who are going in the opposite direction.

The shocking resurgence of the Kansas City Royals - Grantland

If you're ready and able to read a 2,000+ word piece on the Kansas City Royals 2013 season, then this article is for you.

The meaning of Ichiro Suzuki's 4,000 hits - Baseball Nation

Living and playing legend Ichiro Suzuki is within reach of acquiring his 4,000th career hit in both the MLB and Japan. Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer answers the question about the meaning behind Ichiro's accomplishments compared to Pete Rose and Ty Cobb.

What's the best-case scenario for Albert Pujols? - Baseball Nation

Over the next eight seasons of Pujols's contract, what's the realistic glass-half-full scenario?

A Rundown of the Awards Races | FanGraphs Baseball

With a month left in the season, Dave Cameron returns to this edition of Fish Bites as he picks his own award winners as we wind down the season.

Fish Stripes

Marlins' Jose Fernandez and handicapping the Rookie of the Year race - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have a great candidate for Rookie of the Year in starter Jose Fernandez, but he continues to face stiff competition on the way to a possible 2013 award.

This Day In Marlins History: Historic team hits streak comes to an end - Fish Stripes

On this day in team history, the Florida Marlins' historic streak of 15 consecutive games with 10 or more hits is finally snapped in a loss to the Houston Astros. Wandy Rodriguez shuts down Florida's offense, putting a cap on the team's hot run.

Miami Marlins news: Jose Fernandez close to reaching innings limit - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins ace starter Jose Fernandez has been spectacular so far this year, but his year is closing in on its end, as he is approaching his team-imposed innings limit.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 4, Los Angeles Dodgers - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers both reached a gridlock thanks to mediocre starts from both Jacob Turner and Chris Capuano, but it was the Marlins' pen that blinked first in a 6-4 defeat.

The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers both reached a gridlock thanks to mediocre starts from both Jacob Turner and Chris Capuano, but it was the Marlins' pen that blinked first in a 6-4 defeat.

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