Fish Bites: Four horsemen and heroes

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With Spring Training around the corner, this edition of Fish Bites takes a look at some early 2014 predictions.

Editor's note: Apologies to Dakota, this should have run yesterday. We'll publish today for the readers to see. Thanks -MJ

The two biggest weaknesses of the Miami Marlins | February | 2014 archives

Bloguin's Joe Lucia does a solid piece about the two main weaknesses, Jeffrey Loria and the NL East, that are keeping the Marlins from being a possible contender. This piece also does a nice job in terms of giving optimism to Miami fans.

Miami Marlins unveil 'Jose's Heroes' seating section in honor of pitcher Jose Fernandez | marlins.com

In honor of Jose Fernandez' continued on-the-field success, the Marlins are going to have a small section of Marlins park dedicated to Fernandez. For $499 per seat, fans will be able to have a meet-and-greet with Fernandez and some other additional perks.

The four horsemen of the Miami Marlins | February | 2014 Articles

In yet another Marlins related article, Joe Lucia gives his take on Miami's "four horsemen". In a disappointing note, neither Ric Flair nor Arn Anderson appear in the piece.

All-Time Single-Season Team: Florida/Miami Marlins - CBSSports.com

In anticipation for the start of Spring Training, CBSSports.com is doing a feature where they create an all-time team based on a player's single-season performance. The following link will take you to their Marlins all-time lineup and starting rotation.

Miami Marlins Season Preview: Henderson Alvarez - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Continuing their process of previewing Miami's 2014 season, Marlin Maniac takes a look at the Marlins' projected #3 starter Henderson Alvarez.

Finding a scenario in which Giancarlo Stanton re-signs with the Marlins - SBNation.com

In one of his first pieces in the post-Baseball Nation world, Grant Brisbee tries to take the point of view of Giancarlo Stanton as he searches for a way that he would stay in Miami.

Around the League

A Johan Santana comeback is a tantalizing longshot. | SportsOnEarth : Jonathan Bernhardt Article

As Johan Santana attempts a comeback to the MLB after missing the 2013 season, SOE's Jonathan Bernhardt examines the issues that the former CY Young winner will face.

2014 Top 100 Prospects | FanGraphs Baseball

With Miami's top-notch prospects already on the team following the 2013 season, the amount of intriguing prospects in the Marlins' farm system has decreased. With that said, FanGraphs have recently released their list of the top 100 prospects which features some notable Miami youngsters.

Maybe We Should All Learn the Split-Finger | FanGraphs Baseball

FanGraphs' Eno Sarris uses mind-numbing stats to try to discover the most effective pitch in terms of making the opposing batter whiff on a swinging strike.

Roy Oswalt announces baseball - SBNation.com

After a less than stellar two-year stretch, former All-Star Roy Oswalt has announced his retirement from baseball. During his 13 year career, Oswalt finished with a 49.7 WAR and 1.22 WHIP that included three trips to the All-Star Game.

Spring training 2014: Kris Bryant, Jameson Taillon highlight NL Central NRIs - SBNation.com

As we near Spring Training, SBNation is taking a look at the more intriguing non-roster invites per each division. For the NL Central, Milwaukee's Mark Reynolds and Chicago's Kris Bryant top the list of the most interesting players.

Fish Stripes

The reason behind the 2014 Marlins patchwork offseason - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins did a patchwork job on their infield this offseason. Was it the right idea, or could they have done more?

Miami Marlins sign reliever Chaz Roe to minor league contract - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins signed reliever Chaz Roe to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Thursday. Roe spent last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Mike Dunn interview: Spring Training for the Troops, Marlins, and the 2014 season

Fish Stripes got a chance to talk to Marlins reliever Mike Dunn about the Spring Training for the Troops event and the upcoming 2014 season for the Miami Marlins.

Miami Marlins confident in 2014 bullpen after key additions

After adding several relievers via trade and free agency, the Miami Marlins are confident that their bullpen will be effective in 2014. Carlos Marmol and Carter Capps are among the notable additions.

Fish Stripes 2014 Top 20 Miami Marlins Prospects

Fish Stripes ranks the top twenty prospects in the Miami Marlins organization, headlined by left-hander Andrew Heaney.

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