Fish Bites Lucas and Solano compete for final roster spot

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As we're now within days of the 2014 season, the continued Spring Training roster battles are about to be decided. On this edition of Fish Bites; Ed Lucas and Donovan Solano battle it out for one of the final roster spots, Reed Johnson makes the roster and more.

Reed Johnson talks about making the Marlins' roster; Jose Fernandez struggles in last start | Fish Bytes

37-year-old veteran outfielder Reed Johnson is looking to continue to make an impact with the new-look Marlins. As he looks to start the 2014 season with his new team, Johnson raves about Miami's starting rotation and the impact that it could have during the new season.

Dan Marino to throw out ceremonial first pitch for Marlins on Opening Night | Fish Bytes

Long-time Miami legend and Hall-of-Fame Dolphins QB Dan Marino will make his return to South Beach to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Miami's Monday night debut against Colorado.

Former Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen joins ESPN's Baseball Tonight - Sun Sentinel

Controversial ex-Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen will make his return to the national spotlight via a spot on ESPN's Baseball Tonight telecast. Sorry in advance, Jonah Keri.

Miami Marlins' utility-infielder battle continues between Ed Lucas, Donovan Solano - Sun Sentinel

As we reach the start of the 2014 season, long-term minor league utility man Ed Lucas and Donovan Solano continue to battle for the final remaining reserve infield position. In anticipation of the final decision, manager Mike Redmond talks about the overall value of both Lucas and Solano.

2014 Positional Power Rankings: Introduction | FanGraphs Baseball

In anticipation for the 2014 MLB season, FanGraphs has done a series where they rank teams based on positional strengths and weaknesses. The individual team's full position depth chart is taken into account; so Saltalamacchia would be joined by Jeff Mathis or Rob Brantly. While the overall series is extremely solid and a fantastic read, here's a quick position-by-position breakdown of where the Marlins rank among the rest of the league.

Catcher: 29th

1st base: 30th.

2nd base: 28th

Shortstop: 30th.

3rd base: 30th

Center Field: 21st

Right Field: 2nd

Left Field: 16th

Around the League

In search of baseball's most snakebitten team - SBNation.com

Not a search for the team with the worst injury problems, because typing "the Braves" wouldn't make for an interesting article.

Is Bryce Harper overrated? - SBNation.com

Harper has achieved much in his first two years, but that's not enough for some people.

Dodgers surpass Yankees as highest paying MLB team - SBNation.com

The Dodgers are projected to shell out about $165 million more than the last team that outspent the Yankees.

Catching complacency, or digging hole behind the plate - SBNation.com

Left alone for too long, a lack of catching talent can be devastating to any team's chances.

Geovany Soto, Jurickson Profar, Yu Darvish injured: Short-handed Rangers look to the trade market - MLB Daily Dish

At Fish Stripes

What could Mickey Arison bring to the Miami Marlins - Fish Stripes

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison has expressed some interest in purchasing the Miami Marlins. If he were able to, how could he help the Marlins following the ownership of Jeffrey Loria?

Fish Stripes 2014 Marlins Season Preview: Christian Yelich - Fish Stripes

Christian Yelich is the latest in a long line of highly touted Marlins hitting prospects, and he will make his full-season debut in 2014. Will he turn into the next success story like Giancarlo Stanton or flounder like Jeremy Hermida?

Spring Training 2014: Marlins position battle report, Week 3 - Fish Stripes

The Marlins position battle report gets a little more tense as we approach the stretch run for the Fish. Can Marcell Ozuna hold onto his center field job despite his struggles?

Fish Stripes 2014 Top Prospects: #1 Andrew Heaney - Fish Stripes

Andrew Heaney, the Marlins 2012 first-round pick, tops our list as the Marlins best prospect.

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