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Fish Bites: Start of playoffs Edition

With Miami's 2013 campaign (thankfully) over, this edition of Fish Bites looks ahead to the start to the MLB playoffs while also previewing the possible events that could happen for the Marlins during the winter.

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Adding hitters priority for Miami Marlins - Miami Marlins -

In one of the more obvious stories for the year, new Marlins General Manager Dan Jennings has stated that his number one offseason will be focused around the hopeful boost in the team's horrid offense.

Low payroll teams in playoffs -- or not | Fish Bytes

Simple breakdown of the 10 MLB playoff teams in terms of their overall 2013 payroll.

What went right, wrong and what to look for this Marlins' offseason - Sun Sentinel

Terrific Marlins beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez does a basic but yet solid recap of the positives and negatives of this past season while also looking ahead to the upcoming offseason.

Marlins give Juan Pierre parting gift - Sun Sentinel

In what could have been his final game with Miami (or in the league in general), Juan Pierre received a nice memento during the season finale on Sunday as he passed the legendary Joe DiMaggio on the all-time hit list.

Marlin Maniac Is Seeking New Writers - Marlin Marlin - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

For those of you who are interested in getting into the world of baseball writing, make sure to take at the following link as our friends at Marlin Maniac are looking for some new and talented contributors.

Around The League

The top 10 baseball scenes (in non-baseball movies) - Baseball Nation

With the Marlins regular season now in the history books, use some of your free time to watch some of the best baseball scenes in movies that really don't deal with the actual sport.

Francisco Liriano is the right man to beat the Reds - Baseball Nation

Well, Rob Neyer was definitely right with this prediction but take a look back to this piece to see his reasoning about why Liriano was the chosen pitcher to defeat the Reds.

Francisco Liriano's Dominating Slider | FanGraphs Baseball

Speaking of the devil, Dave Cameron takes a look at the patented pitch that helped lead Francisco Liriano over the top of the Reds.

Danny Salazar throws two pitches, both unhittable. | : Jack Moore Article

Before their match-up against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, SportsonEarth contributor Jack Moore introduces the baseball world to the unstoppable Danny Salazar who will taking the mound against the Rays.

The woulda-coulda-shoulda- of the 2013 Texas Rangers - Baseball Nation

Now that the Rangers are officially done for the season, Grant Brisbee takes a look at some of the smaller things that lead to Texas's heartbreaking 2013 season.

At Fish Stripes

2013 Marlins Season Review: Introduction - Fish Stripes

Fish Stripes will review the miserable 2013 season for the Miami Marlins. Here is what you can expect for the month-long series.

2013 Marlins Season Review: Overview - Fish Stripes

The 2013 Miami Marlins season was riddled with problems, primarily on the offensive end. But even though the Fish had a historically poor offense, there was enough pitching to leave hope for a brighter future.

Larry Beinfest firing: Marlins promote Michael Hill to president, Dan Jennings to general manager - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins, as expected, promoted assistant general manager Dan Jennings to general manager. What was unexpected was that former GM Michael Hill was retained and promoted to president of baseball operations.

Marlins Manager Mike Redmond puts Miguel Cabrera, Giancarlo Stanton in same elite category - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said before Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers that Miguel Cabrera and Giancarlo Stanton are similar in many ways. Redmond played with Cabrera in 2003 on the Marlins' championship team.

Henderson Alvarez no-hitter: Marlins historical meaning and outlook - Fish Stripes

Henderson Alvarez just threw a no-hitter. The past Marlins pitchers who have done this went on to great things. What does this mean for his future?

Miami Marlins news: Reactions to firing of Larry Beinfest - Fish Stripes

The Marlins announced the dismissal of President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest on Friday afternoon. Here are some reactions from around the league.