2014 Miami Marlins Opinion

New Home Plate Collision Rule Creates Headaches

A play at the plate during the sixth inning of the Miami Marlins-Philadelphia Phillies game on Sunday afternoon perfectly illustrates the gray area that MLB inadvertently created when it sought to rid itself of unnecessary home plate collisions.

Mike Redmond and the Marlins' continuity

Mike Redmond has made his fair share of mistakes at the helm of the Miami Marlins. But sacrificing team continuity is not going to assist the long-term goals of the Fish.

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.

Hill reveals offseason process in preseason speech

In the annual "State of The Union"-type address, President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill expressed his belief that the Marlins should be considered contenders in the near future.

A rally cry for 2014 Marlins fans

The Miami Marlins are bound to go through a rough 2014 season, but if you're a fan, you should be ready to support them through the best and worst of times. The Mighty F Blog's Robby Brumberg would like to rally the fans for 2014.

Tino Martinez calls Miami Marlins hitters 'soft'

Tino Martinez resigned halfway through last season, and despite a temporary silence, has made known his belief that Miami's hitters are "soft." Martinez was reportedly unpopular with both players and fellow coaches.

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?

What could Micky Arison bring to the Marlins?

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison has expressed some interest in purchasing the Miami Marlins. If he were able to, how could he help the Marlins following the ownership of Jeffrey Loria?

Marlins don't need to trade Turner, pitchers

The Miami Marlins filled out position players last offseason knowing that their pitching staff was stocked with depth. The team, however, has no need to trade starting pitchers like Jacob Turner anytime soon to fill other holes on the roster.

Henry's comments on Marlins lineup unnecessary

In the first bit of Spring Training gossip of the regular season, the Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox got into a minor spat that somehow elicited the ire of former Marlins owner John Henry, whose comments on the Marlins' lineup were unnecessary.


Marlins coach Menechino asking for plate patience

The Miami Marlins are looking to improve offensively in any way possible. One way the team is trying is to be more patient at the plate as per new hitting coach Frank Menechino's guidelines. How might that turn out for the Fish?

Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins' fan base

The Miami Marlins will eventually lose Giancarlo Stanton by trade in the next two years. But will this be the straw that breaks the camel's back for the fan base?

The Marlins' plan to retain Giancarlo Stanton

How can the Miami Marlins ever hope to retain Giancarlo Stanton for the long haul?

Fish Stripes Mike Dunn interview

Fish Stripes got a chance to talk to Marlins reliever Mike Dunn about the Spring Training for the Troops event and the upcoming 2014 season for the Miami Marlins.

Reason behind the 2014 Marlins patchwork offseason

The Miami Marlins did a patchwork job on their infield this offseason. Was it the right idea, or could they have done more?

Inbox: Stanton extension, Baker, Marlins' chances

The latest inbox article from MLB.com's Joe Frisaro asks about the ongoing Giancarlo Stanton situation, the Jeff Baker signing, and the chances of the Marlins being a competitive team this year.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria relinquishing control

Believe it or not, but according to some sources, it seems as though Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is actually ceding front office control to his front office personnel

Inbox: Non-roster invitees, Stanton, and more

The latest Fish Stripes inbox includes questions for Joe Frisaro of MLB.com covering non-roster invtiees, Giancarlo Stanton's long-term future, and Adeiny Hechavarria's prospects.

The next Miami Marlins extension target

The Miami Marlins are losing the opportunity to extend Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term deal and keep him on this roster. Who should be the next player the club should focus on?

Fish Stripes Inbox: Marisnick, Cishek, 2014 season

The latest inbox article from MLB.com's Joe Frisaro includes questions on Jake Marisnick's present, the Marlins' immediate future, and Steve Cishek's distant future with the team.

Kershaw extension: A peek into Fernandez's future

The Los Angeles Dodgers just signed an ace starter to the biggest average annual value of any deal in league history. It offers us a glimpse as to what the Marlins may expect from Jose Fernandez if everything goes right.

Alex Rodriguez suspension: The Marlins connection

Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the 2014 season, and it is very likely that he has played his last game for the New York Yankees. Could the Marlins take a chance on him in 2015?

Inbox: Offseason, Jose Fernandez, and more

The latest Fish Stripes Inbox features questions regarding the success of this offseason, the future long-term extension for Jose Fernandez, and the startng pitching situation.

Marlins should pursue Andrew Bailey for bullpen

Andrew Bailey isn't the top reliever on the free agency market because he suffered a season-ending injury in 2013, but he is a veteran pitcher who, if healthy, could add pride and promise to the back of the Marlins bullpen.

Miami Marlins focus on power over value

The Miami Marlins are happy to have acquired lefty power in free agent pickups Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Garrett Jones, but it shows that the team was shopping for power this year rather than looking at value.

Inbox: Stanton extension, Pierre, outfield

The Miami Marlins are facing some tough questions going forward, but Joe Frisaro and I will answer a few of them in the latest installment of Fish Stripes Inbox.

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