Fish Bites: Dawn Of Spring Training

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With the Super Bowl now behind us, Marlins Spring Training is now clearly closing in. In anticipation of Spring Training, this edition of Fish Bites takes a look at a few 2014 predictions and about how you can meet Marlins legend Jeff Conine.

Marlins, Jeff Baker agree to 2 year deal | Fish Bytes

To help add some depth alongside new Marlins 1st baseman Garrett Jones, the Marlins signed veteran utility infielder Jeff Baker. In a bench role with the Rangers, Baker had a solid split line of .275/.360/.545 which would more than likely make him one of the go-to reserve bats on the Marlins.

Fantasy Baseball - 2014 Fantasy Outlook: Miami Marlins : Fantasy News.CBSSports.com

CBS's Fantasy Baseball insider Scott White gives his take on how the various members of the Marlins might contribute in terms of fantasy baseball. As you might already know, there's not a lot of fantasy value with this Marlins team.

Miami Marlins broadcaster Van Horne headed to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame - Sun Sentinel

Baseball Hall of Famer and Marlins radio broadcaster Dave Van Horne will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame thanks his role as the first ever broadcaster in Blue Jays history.

Ranking the teams: 30 to 25 - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

ESPN SweetSpot writer David Schoenfield starts his 2014 season preview by ranking the bottom five worst teams in the MLB. The Marlins takes control of the #25 spot on Schoenfield's list where he projects the team to finish at 73-89 which is a steady improvement from last year.

Jeff Conine | Miami Marlins | Book an Athlete | Sports Fan Experiences & Speakers | Thuzio

Thanks to the great entrepreneurial of former NFL Pro Bowler Tiki Barber, the average man/woman can play a round of golf or go fishing with the great Jeff Conine. While Thuzio features a bunch of different athletes from many different eras, Conine should be at the top of the list because of the impact that he made on the Marlins organization.

Around The League

Sources: Rob Neyer joining Fox Sports | January | 2014

Former SBNation writer and frequent member of Wednesday's Fish Bites will be moving on to Fox Sports to be one of their lead baseball writer and make occasional appearances on the Fox Sports 1 network.

A half-good bye to Baseball Nation | Baseball Nation

Bouncing off Neyer's move to Fox Sports, Baseball Nation's editor Grant Brisbee announced the closing of the site after its three year run.

Russell Wilson taking spring training with the Rangers seriously - Baseball Nation

Super Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson is slated to join the Texas Rangers for Spring Training and Grant Brisbee really doesn't the problem with that.

The joy of father-daughter baseball card collecting. | SportsonEarth.com | Howard Megdal Article

A sweet and touching piece by SportsonEarth contributor Howard Megdal about how collecting baseball cards has helped him create a bond with his young daughter.

Michael Bolton's Winning Softball: 1993's greatest gift. | SportsonEarth.com : Michael Clair Article

While this piece isn't exactly associated with the MLB, it's still a fun, light-hearted look at a 20 year old tape that features Michael Bolton giving softball tips.

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins sign Jeff Baker to two-year, $3.7 million deal - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins chose to bolster their bench for the next two years by picking up utility man Jeff Baker to a two-year deal worth $3.7 million.

Marlins History: Carlos Delgado Signs With Marlins - Fish Stripes

Nine years ago, on January 25, 2005, Carlos Delgado agrees to terms with the Marlins.

2014 Marlins Key to Success: Marcell Ozuna - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins may turn to Marcell Ozuna as one of their keys to rebuild a tattered outfield. Can he accomplish this feat, or will the Marlins have to look to their other main option?

Nathan Eovaldi: A 2014 Marlins Pessimistic View - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins will look to Nathan Eovaldi to provide quality innings and develop in 2014. But what if his weaknesses are too insurmountable and his strength too ephemeral?

Fish Stripes 2014 Top Marlins Prospects: #15-16 - Fish Stripes

Arquimedes Caminero and Colby Suggs make up the #16 and #15 slots of the Marlins top prospects list at Fish Stripes this season.

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