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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 awkward season of Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia was signed to solidify the catcher position over the next three years. In some ways, he has, and in others, he hasn't. It's been an awkward year at the plate and behind it for...

Stanton has good chance for 40 homers in 2014

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has yet to reach 40 home runs in a single season, but thanks to a recent hot streak of long balls, he is back on track for that mark in 2014.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 6, St. Louis Cardinals 5

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The Miami Marlins got two home runs from Giancarlo Stanton and took early leads multiple times, but the St. Louis Cardinals fought back and almost stole one from Steve Cishek before Miami...

GIF: Stanton hits two monster homers against Cards

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The Miami Marlins got some pretty monstrous homers from Giancarlo Stanton en route to an early 3-0 lead. One may have been the longest we have seen at Marlins Park.

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Marlins vs. Cardinals: Game 118 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins are looking to take out another Wild Card competitor as the Fish head home to take on the St. Louis Cardinals in a three-game series. It will be Tom Koehler versus Shelby Miller...

Marlins hoping Brad Penny finds keys to success

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The Miami Marlins will need more from Brad Penny than he showed on Saturday night against the Cincinnati Reds. What can we learn from his past to provide keys to success for him in 2014?

Nathan Eovaldi's scary velocity, again

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Miami Marlins pitching coach Chuck Hernandez did something to tweak Nathan Eovaldi's delivery mechanics. The immediate result was a monstrous velocity increase.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 2, Cincinnati Reds 7

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Both the Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds hit two home runs, but while Giancarlo Stanton and Casey McGehee delivered solo shots, Devin Mesoraco delivered two homers, including a grand slam that...

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Marlins vs. Reds: Game 117 Thread and Ichthyomancy

The Miami Marlins are going for the sweep versus the Cincinnati Reds, but they'll have to do it against Johnny Cueto. The Fish will counter with Brad Hand.

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