Michael Jong


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.


The Miami Marlins and the difficult road to conten


The Marlins are impressing with a number of exciting victories over the Washington Nationals and six straight wins overall. But the road to contention is still going to be a challenge. Here's why.

Marlins should hold interest in Keuchel, McHugh


The Miami Marlins got a taste of Houston Astros starters Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh, and both may be available in a trade. Miami would be a great fit for either player.

Trade rumors: Milone, Miley fit for Miami Marlins?

The Miami Marlins are rumored to be interested in adding starting pitching, and the latest rumored names are the A's Tommy Milone and the Diamondbacks' Wade Miley. How would either player fit Miami?

MLB Scores: Marlins 7, Nationals 6

The Miami Marlins win their fifth straight game, and in wild walk-off fashion, as the Fish come back from down 6-0 to win the game with four runs in the ninth. Jeff Baker provides the game-winner.

Marlins vs. Nationals: Game 105 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins will face the Washington Nationals in a critical three-game series that will determine the team's behavior at the trade deadline. Nathan Eovaldi and Jordan Zimmermann take the...

A careful examination of the Marlins' playoff odds

The Miami Marlins may determine their role in this year's trade deadline depending on what happens in this upcoming series with the Washington Nationals. But just what are the Fish's chances at...

Nationals series will decide Marlins deadline plan


The Miami Marlins will decide if they will be buyers or sellers come the 2014 MLB trade deadline depending on the results of this upcoming three-game series with the Washington Nationals.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 4, Houston Astros 2

Jacob Turner put up a solid start, the bullpen was lights out, and Marcell Ozuna and Garrett Jones hit home runs to fuel a 4-2 Miami Marlins win and a sweep of the Houston Astros.

Marlins vs. Astros: Game 104 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins will send Jacob Turner to the mound in search of the sweep of the Houston Astros.

Ken Rosenthal: Marlins should trade Stanton now


FOX Sports's Ken Rosenthal opines that the Miami Marlins have a nonexistent chance of re-signing Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term contract. If that is the case, why not trade him right now?

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