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.


Marlins vs. Rockies: Game 1 Thread and Ichthy

It's Opening Night in Miami, it's the Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies in a battle of 1993 expansion teams! Jose Fernandez takes the mound to lead the Fish.

Mike Trout extension: Does not affect Stanton

Mike Trout just signed a mammoth contract extension that may still have been a bargain for the Los Angeles Angels. But in Miami, Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins remain in the same position as they were before in their contract situation.

Fish Stripes 2014 Season Preview: Bold predictions

Fish Stripes has previewed the entire 2014 Miami Marlins roster, but what would the preseason be without some crazy bold predictions? Find out what I think about the Fish's win total, Giancarlo Stanton's home run count, and more!

2014 Marlins Season Preview: Ichthyomancy!

Another season for the Miami Marlins means another year of Ichthyomancy! Here's how you can play and get involved with the best Marlins pick'em game around!

2014 Season Preview: Fish Stripes community

Fish Stripes is ready to begin the 2014 regular season, and the site would love to have more involvement from a great Marlins community. Here is what you can do contribute to the Fish Stripes community and have your voice heard!

2014 Marlins Season Preview: What is Fish Stripes?

The Miami Marlins are ready to start the 2014 season. So is Fish Stripes! What can you expect from the SB Nation Marlins blog? Here is what we will provide and what you can do to be a part of the site!

Spring Training 2014: Marlins missing injury bug

The Miami Marlins have oddly avoided the significant injury bug for most of the 2014 Spring Training season. How does that bode for the team's most important players?

Why the Marlins will win the pennant

On Opening Day, everyone can dream a little... or a lot.

Marlins cut roster to 27, Rafael Furcal to DL

The Miami Marlins have made another in a final series of roster cuts to bring the team's numbers down to 27 before the March 31 Opening Day game. Rafael Furcal will not be there, as he will be on the disabled list to start the year.

2014 Marlins Season Preview: Overall review

Fish Stripes completed reviewing all of the expected players on the 2014 Miami Marlins. Now that that is complete, what can we expect of the Fish this upcoming season?

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