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Fish Bites: Fernandez and Eovaldi Pegged As Future of Rotation

Two of the bright points for the Marlins during the 2013 season was the overall pitching performance of NL Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez and Nathan Eovaldi. With rumors circulating around the majority of pitchers in the Marlins system,'s Joe Frisaro clarifies that the duo is untouchable on the trade market. Also included are links on Andrew Heaney, the Jacksonville Suns, and Chris Valaika


Q&A: Andrew Heaney, Miami Marlins Pitching Prospect | FanGraphs Baseball

As Heaney tries to progress his overall approach from the mound during the offseason, he took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with FanGraphs' David Laurila.

Roger Hoover Reviews Jacksonville Suns 2013 Season - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Outside of the baseball haven that's known as Marlins Park, Jacksonville, Florida was probably the biggest and most important location for the Miami Marlins organization during the 2013 season. Recently, our friends at Marlin Maniac were able to catch up with the voice of the Jacksonville Suns Roger Hoover to give his opinions on this past season and the start of the Marlins farm system in general.

Greatest Moment In Marlins History: #133 Satchel Paige - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

While this following moment really isn't a part of the Marlins organization that we're familiar with, this story is still extremely interesting because it combines the psychotic genius of Bill Veeck with the ageless Satchel Paige.

Fernandez, Eovaldi anchoring rotation << The Fish Pond

After last week's GM Meetings, it's clear that the Marlins value their top pitchers in their starting rotation. With that said, writer Joe Frisaro made it clear that the team is interested in potential offensive weapons Mike Trumbo and David Freese.

Marlins Way: Chris Valaika Slyly Insults the Marlins and Loria - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Former Marlins prospect Chris Valaika was the center of attention during this past season as he was the main culprit in the Tino Martinez controversy in July which ultimately prevented him from making his return to the big league club in September. As he moves on to the Cubs, Valaika had an opportunity to take one more jab at his former team.

Around the League

So when does Ben Zobrist get his $300 million? - Baseball Nation

Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer looks at the latest news surrounding free agent Robinson Cano while looking at his overall WAR against some of the best hitters in the league.

Will Matt Wieters get paid like Joe Mauer? - Baseball Nation

While he won't technically be on the open market until 2015, that doesn't mean that you can't start to ponder about the potential payday that Matt Wieters will get in two years. Could Wieters get the abundance of money that Mauer acquired during the 2010 season? Most likely not but SBN's Grant Brisbee talks about the potential ways that Wieters could get to that level.

Catchers are hitting as well as they have in recent memory. | : Jack Moore Article

While this is a foreign concept for Marlins fans, the catcher position in the MLB is increasingly becoming more of an offense oriented position. With Jared Saltalamacchia and Brian McCann about to go into the open market, SoE's Jack Moore investigates the continued improvement of the position.

The Slow Decline of Speedy Outfielders | FanGraphs Baseball

In the following FanGraphs piece, Dave Cameron kills the perception that speedy outfielders decline as they reach their 30's which is crucial as the 30 year old Jacob Ellsbury seeks a brand new deal.

MLB Rumors -

While this site should be in the rotation for many of the Fish Stripes readers, make sure to keep an eye on MLBTradeRumors as its the best and easiest non-FS location for all the latest Hot Stove moves on the Marlins and MLB in general.

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Marlins History: The 1997 fire sale continues - Fish Stripes

This week in Marlins history marks a time period when the Marlins have been historically more active than at any other time of the year.

Marlins looking for stability around Giancarlo Stanton - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are trying to find some stability in the clubhouse around Giancarlo Stanton. Should the team extend that stability to the playing field as well?

Miami Marlins trade target: Mark Trumbo

The Miami Marlins seem to be among the teams interested in Los Angeles Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo. What would it take to acquire the slugger?

Marlins Park to display more colorful artwork in 2014 - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins got a lot of flak for the Monstrosity home run sculpture in Marlins Park, but the team has not backed down from its colorful stadium artwork. Here is the latest piece the stadium will feature.