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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 2014 Miami Marlins: One week later

The Miami Marlins were riding high on a 5-2 record and a fantastic performance, and a week later they have lost six straight games in addition to their Sunday loss to the Padres. How have things changed for the Fish this past week?

MLB Scores: Marlins 3, Phillies 4

Henderson Alvarez and the Miami Marlins' offense did just enough to win, but a late home run against Mike Dunn sealed the Fish's seventh straight loss, a 4-3 sweep finale against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Marlins vs. Phillies: Game 13 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins are looking to avoid their second straight sweep and seventh straight loss as they battle the Philadelphia Phillies in the finale.

Marlins vs. Phillies: Game 11 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins visit the Philadelphia Phillies after a three-game set against the Washington Nationals resulted in an ugly sweep. The Fish will turn to Jose Fernandez versus former Marlin A.J. Burnett.

The Miami Marlins and moves towards respectability

The Miami Marlins made a few moves in the offseason in an effort not necessarily to compete, but to strive towards respectability. There were benefits to this beyond simply being better than they were in their ugly 2013 season.

Christian Yelich's plate patience not paying off

Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich is seeing a lot of pitches at the plate. But his patient work in 38 plate appearances thus far has not paid off in the walks department.

Marlins vs. Nationals: Game 10 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins will try to avoid the sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals, with Tom Koehler on the mound versus Stephen Strasburg.

Marlins pitching depth helps in Turner injury

The shoulder injury to Jacob Turner has landed him on the 15-day disabled list, and while it does not appear to be a severe-enough injury to warrant long-term replacement, the Fish can rest easily knowing they have a large amount of pitching depth.

Jacob Turner to miss Wednesday start

Jacob Turner will not be making the start tonight versus the Washington Nationals, as he hurt his shoulder in batting practice and will be medically evaluated. Lefty Brad Hand will take his place on the mound.

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