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Michael Jong

Manager

Michael Jong has been a Marlins fan since its first World Series victory in 1997. He freely admits to having jumped on the World Series bandwagon the first time, but is proud to say that he never left since then. Michael withstood the lean times in the post-fire sale era of the Marlins, which made experiencing the Fish throughout their 2003 World Series season all the more satisfying. Since 2003, Michael has kept following the team on and off but was intrigued by sabermetrics and advanced analysis of the game in 2008. After a year of familiarizing himself with some of the basics of sabermetrics, Michael began the Marlin Maniac blog over at FanSided and spent two and a half years blogging for Marlin Maniac. In November, Michael took over Fish Stripes and has been here for a year, providing quality Marlins analysis and insight on his favorite team. Michael has also written for Baseball Prospectus and Beyond the Box Score in the past.

MOST RECENT POSTS

The spectrum of Adeiny Hechavarria's 2014 season

Since no one can agree on Adeiny Hechavarria's defensive performance, we can evaluate his 2014 season at different levels of performance based on your own opinions.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 7, Los Angeles Angels 1

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Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run home run, Christian Yelich had three hits, and the Miami Marlins took the first game of the series with an impressive 7-1 victory in Jarred Cosart's best start as...

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Marlins vs. Angels: Game 130 Thread and Ichthty

The Miami Marlins tangle with the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels in the first matchup between young stars Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Trout.

Steve Cishek and the nature of relief pitching

Steve Cishek has blown a few saves recently. But is there a problem, or are we blowing a small sample of innings out of proportion?

Miami Marlins fall for Brad Hand's July illusion

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The Miami Marlins made a series of personnel moves based in part on an illusion of Brad Hand's performance. He is now showing us his real self again, and it has proven to be as bad as expected.

MLB Scores: Marlins 4, Rockies 5 (13)

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The Miami Marlins had a chance to win this game, but this time, it was the Rockies who put up the comeback, walk-off victory on the Fish. Corey Dickerson doubled home the winning run in the 13th...

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 13, Colorado Rockies 5

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The Miami Marlins took the first game in a blowout, as Giancarlo Stanton led the way with three hits while Marcell Ozuna launched a grand slam and the Fish beat the Rockies 13-5.

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Marlins vs. Rockies: Game 127 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies battle in the first of a three-game series, and it will be Henderson Alvarez to take his ground ball ways to Coors Field to face Franklin Morales.

The Miami Marlins, one-run wins, and success

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Recently, the beat writers of the Miami Marlins made a connection between one-run wins and future success, thus linking winnings more games of one type with winning more games. Uh, yeah.

Hechavarria's defense and the scouting challenge

The defense of Adeiny Hechavarria's questionably good defense brings up a most difficult scouting challenge that fans routinely imply they can do without fail.

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