Fish Bites: Elevated Expectations

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With the 2014 season now upon us, there are a wide variety of different stories surrounding the Marlins and the world of baseball. Jose Fernandez, Mike Redmond and Rafael Furcal are some of the featured players on this edition of Fish Bites.

Jose Fernandez had no problems with Carlos Gonzalez admiring his home run on Opening Day | Fish Bytes

While there might be an unwritten rule in baseball against offensive players fawning over their home run shots, there was absolutely no explosive feels between Carlos Gonzalez and Jose Fernandez.

Marlins Rafael Furcal can't reprise 2012 opener, but seeks early return - Sun Sentinel

During Miami's debut at Marlins park in 2012, then Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal had a solid two hit performance. While Furcal can't repeat that feat, the veteran infielder is hoping to make an early return to take that spot as Miami's starting 2nd baseman.

Derek Jeter to Jose Fernandez: "You can never be satisfied" | Fish Bytes

Future Baseball Hall of Famer and current Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter gave some sage advice to the current Marlins stud Jose Fernandez.

Miami Marlins: Mike Redmond faces elevated expectations - Sun Sentinel

After his initial season that featured a multitude of different on-field issues that included his team losing 90+ games, Mike Redmond enters this season with higher expectations. However, Redmond is extremely excited about the opportunity to reach the loftier expectations that have been bestowed to him.

Jose Fernandez of Miami Marlins to keep family around this season - ESPN

Former Cuban defect Jose Fernandez will be joined in Miami by his grandmother during the 2014 season. Before Opening Day, Jose's grandmother hasn't seen the Marlins star set foot on the mound since he was 15.

Around the League

Ryan Braun's ovation and figuring out what's wrong with Brewers fans - SBNation.com

SBNation's Grant Brisbee explores the media outcry for Milwaukee fans giving a standing ovation to Brewers' outfielder Ryan Braun.

Five Things I Believe About The 2014 Season | FanGraphs Baseball

FanGraphs' Dave Cameron gives his insight on his biggest beliefs heading into the 2014 season.

Indoctrinating a child into Mets fandom is a challenge. | SportsOnEarth.com : Howard Megdal Article

SportsOnEarth writer Howard Megdal used Opening Day to help indoctrinate his daughter into Mets fandom.

Derek Jeter: Could it be over sooner than planned - SBNation.com

Twenty-five years ago, future Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt pulled the plug on his career after a slow start. Could Derek Jeter go the same way?

Clayton Kershaw injury: Ace's extended DL stint no big deal for Dodgers - SBNation.com

Worried about how the Dodgers will fare without their No. 1 starter? Cut it out.

Fish Stripes

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 4, Colorado Rockies 3 - Fish Stripes

Nathan Eovaldi came away with a win after the Miami Marlins scored just enough runs to support his strong outing. The Fish have begun the season 2-0 thanks to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.

A rally call for 2014 Marlins fans - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are bound to go through a rough 2014 season, but if you're a fan, you should be ready to support them through the best and worst of times. The Mighty F Blog's Robby Brumberg would like to rally the fans for 2014.

Mike Trout extension: Why it does not affect Giancarlo Stanton - Fish Stripes

Mike Trout just signed a mammoth contract extension that may still have been a bargain for the Los Angeles Angels. But in Miami, Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins remain in the same position as they were before in their contract situation.

Fish Stripes 2014 Marlins Season Preview: Ichthyomancy! - Fish Stripes

Another season for the Miami Marlins means another year of Ichthyomancy! Here's how you can play and get involved with the best Marlins pick'em game around!

Miami Marlins to shuffle lineup after injury to Rafael Furcal - Fish Stripes

With Rafael Furcal opening the season on the 15-day disabled list, Manager Mike Redmond will have to choose who will bat leadoff for the next two weeks. Furcal was signed to be the Marlins' starting second baseman and leadoff hitter.

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