Jose Fernandez won't be the only Marlins starter who will be taking an extended break as manager Mike Redmond has announced that Jacob Turner will be skipping his Friday start in New York. Newly inserted starter Brian Flynn will most likely take Turner's spot in rotation while Turner rests his young arm.
As a relief pitcher, Ryan Webb definitely has a fair share of free time on his hands in between appearances. With that free time, Webb took his talents to the studio/Garageband to make his own entrance by hand using a variety of different instruments.
Just like an extremely eager child during the end of summer, 21 year old rookie sensation Jose Fernandez is sad about his planned final start and upcoming shutdown after an extremely spectacular rookie season. In the meantime,Chris Coghlan is understandably upset with the current stance of the Marlins franchise and is hoping for the team to end the season in a positive light.
Our friends over at Marlins Maniac broke down Jose Fernandez's incredible rookie year and compared it to some of the other notable rookie pitchers to have debuted with the Marlins.
I know a majority of Fish Stripes readers are already looking forward to the upcoming 2014 season so you better start getting prepared as Miami will start the 2014 campaign hosting the Colorado Rockies on March 31st.
Around the League
Last week, Baseball Nation contributor Jim Baker took a look back at some of the more interesting baseball related record covers. This time around, Jim visits the silver screen as he takes a glance at the most intriguing movie posters that are related to the game of baseball.
With the ongoing MVP debate continuing to rage on in the American League, FanGraphs Jeff Sullivan gives his take on the situation while also discussing the credentials of A's third baseman Josh Donaldson
SBNation's Grant Brisbee examines the best organization in the game of baseball in terms of their overall development system.
We head over to the Junior Circuit as SportsonEarth's baseball expert Jonathan Bernhardt takes a glance at the exciting wild card race that is currently winding down in the American League.
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On this day in team history, the Marlins became the victims for Randy Johnson's 3000th career strikeout. Pitching for Arizona, Johnson struck out Mike Lowell in the fourth inning to attain the mark., but the Marlins won in the 12th inning.
The Miami Marlins radio broadcast team brought up the question of whether Jose Fernandez was not just the best rookie of the season, but whether he was the best pitcher in the National League? How does Fernandez stack up against the competition?
Miami Marlins starter Jacob Turner has really struggled with his control in the 2013 season. Once renowned for prospect polish on the mound, has Turner worn down as the season progressed, or has this been an issue for a while?