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Michael Jong

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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 ceiling of Marlins' strike-pounding starters

The Miami Marlins have four pitchers with strike-pounding tendencies in their starting rotation, but many of them have issues with missing bats. What is the ceiling on those types of pitchers?

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 0, Atlanta Braves 1

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Nathan Eovaldi had an excellent game, but Alex Wood one-upped him with a dominant performance that led to a 1-0 win for the Atlanta Braves over the Miami Marlins.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 2, Atlanta Braves 5

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The Miami Marlins could not stay the course in their contest against the Atlanta Braves, as the team committed two crucial errors helping to lead to their 5-2 loss.

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Marlins vs. Braves: Game 133 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves battle in a crucial intradivision matchup with Wild Card implications. Tom Koehler will face off against Ervin Santana.

No need to be concerned about Nathan Eovaldi

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Nathan Eovaldi has had some mediocre starts in the last month, but there really is no need for concern for a guy pitching at perhaps his career best.

Yelich and the Marlins' ideal leadoff man

Christian Yelich may have "fallen" onto the leadoff man role for the Miami Marlins, but he is almost an ideal candidate for the position.

Stanton's unfortunate timing in Marlins history

Had Giancarlo Stanton come around a few years earlier or a few years later, his outlook on the team may not have been so morbid.

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.

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