As previously mentioned in an earlier post on this site, the towering left handed Brian Flynn will be making his major league debut against the Cubs on Wednesday. While Flynn will have his moment in the spotlight, his mother, Michelle, will be the happiest member of his family as she was she was his main caregiver after his father passed away in a car accident when Brian was only 8.
After an extended absence from the team because of a right calf injury suffered in mid-June. With the Marlins organization trying to figure out their game plan going into the 2014 season and beyond, they'll be keeping a close eye on Coghlan to see how he performs at 3rd base with 1st round pick Colin Moran nipping at his heels.
Ten years after their defeat over the Cubs in the NLCS, Juan Pierre, Mike Redmond and a handful of other key members of that Marlins organization reminisce about that experience as they head back to Wrigley Field.
As we reach September, the Marlins are bringing in a solid core of their top minor league prospects to help the team finish out the 2013 campaign.
Around the League
One of the more questionable and worst team names in pro sports is about to change as the Angels will now finally have the option to move the "of Anaheim" suffix from their name.
A solid and somewhat deep memoir by former MLB outfielder Eric Byrnes as he describes his experiences playing in the "Steroid Era" and the certain disconnect and anger he has towards the multiple players who were implicated in the Biogenesis case.
Taking a full 180 from the piece by Eric Byrnes, Jim Baker takes a look at some of the more silly and unusual record covers that dealt with the game of baseball.
As an average 19 year old who gave up on trying to excel in math since I was in 8th grade, my mind can't totally comprehend the extensive research that went into Max Weinstein's latest piece. Despite that, Weinstein's newest statistic has helped me understand the idiosyncrasies of the defensive relationship between the pitcher and catcher.
With his weekly piece at Grantland, Jonah Keri takes an extended glance at two teams going in separate directions with the Angels and Indians.
At Fish Stripes
On this day in team history, the Marlins got a walk-off home run from Gary Sheffield to keep their winning streak alive during the 1997 pennant race. By doing so, Florida also completed a sweep of the Orioles, the best team in baseball at that point.
The September call-ups continue for the Miami Marlins, as the Fish brought up catcher Rob Brantly and three pitchers from Triple-A, including top Triple-A starter Brian Flynn.
Domingo German threw six hitless innings in Batavia's 6-2 win and Jacksonville lost a dramatic extra innings affair with Mississippi to determine the final playoff team in the Southern League.
Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs: Alvarez homers in Marlins' 4-3 win - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs did all of their scoring early in the game, as Henderson Alvarez and Travis Wood settled in after the fourth inning. But it was Alvarez's three-run homer that sealed the deal and picked up the win for Miami.
The Miami Marlins will likely try again with Chris Coghlan, this time playing him at third base after he spent years out of position in the outfield. What can we expect from Coghlan at his new position?
Miami Marlins news: Chris Coghlan among three September call-ups - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins made three call-ups to start off the September month, including the returning Chris Coghlan, who has spent a good amount of time injured. Chris Hatcher and Zach Phillips also received the call to the majors.
Miami Marlins news: Marlins to shut Jose Fernandez down after two more starts - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins announced on Saturday that Jose Fernandez will make two more starts in 2013 and then will be shut down for the remainder of the year. A minor league pitcher is expected to take Fernandez's spot in the rotation.