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Fish Bites: The Marlins' Struggles Continue

The Miami Marlins' first home stand continues as they look to grab the debut victory at Marlins Park. Look below to catch up on the latest news about the Marlins, the world of Major League Baseball and the latest rumblings around Fish Stripes.

Greg Fiume

Editor's note: Please welcome Dakota Schmidt to the Fish Stripes team! Dakota is a self-described Milwaukee Brewers fan, but he is here with us to learn about this new brand of Miami Marlins and post weekly Fish Bites and other news articles. Welcome aboard Dakota!

Miami Marlins: There is no need to freak out about Giancarlo Stanton and Steve Cishek - Marlin Maniac

Ehsan Kassim of Marlin Maniac breaks down why fans shouldn't worry about the rough starts of Giancarlo Stanton and Steve Cishek. To help his point, Ehsan looks back on Stanton's past few seasons to find out that Stanton has always struggled in April. When it comes to Cishek, he talks about how his slider wasn't working on Saturday and basically tells fans to settle down.

Help Us, Barack Obama, You're Our Only Hope

Our friends at Marlins Diehards inform the world of a certain petition on the White House site asking the President to sign legislation that would force Jeff Loria to sell the team and leave town. Now this petition was created by the same people who protested Monday's home opener.

Miami Marlins' John Maine glad to get back on mound after nearly three-year absence | Palm Beach Post

A look behind John Maine's debut performance during Monday's game against Atlanta as it was his first appearance since having a shoulder injury in May 2010.

Armando Salguero: Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria can't be trusted -

The Miami Herald's Dolphins reporter writes a scathing piece on what owner Jeffrey Loria has done to both the Marlins organization and their fans.

Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins - April 9, 2013 |

Miami fell 3-2 to the Atlanta Braves despite a solid performance by Wade LeBlanc who pitched 6 quality innings while only allowing 2 runs. Again the offense struggled to get connection with Atlanta's pitching which has been Miami's main issue for the majority of the season.

It was 20 years ago | Hardball Times

With the 20 year anniversary upon us, Frank Jackson looks at the birth of the Marlins and Rockies. In this piece, he analyzes the inaugural seasons for both teams and compare the histories of the two franchises.

Around the League

The day I met Jackie Robinson - Baseball Nation

With the new Jackie Robinson bio-pic "42" coming to theaters this friday, the folks at Baseball Nation post a beautiful essay written by Dr. Raphael K. Levine about his experiences meeting the baseball icon.

Measuring Offense with Process, not Outcome - Beyond the Box Score

Spencer Schneier looks deeper into how people measure the way a batter is currently judged and some ways he wants to change that process.

After another rough outing, Roy Halladay's son texted him "You're my hero" | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports

Even though Halladay's being critiqued after his rough start, his most important critic still has faith in his father.

Will we see a left-handed catcher this season? |

Jack Moore answers the simple question of why we don't see left-handed catchers in Major League Baseball.

From Near-Suicide to Superstar: Ken Griffey, Jr - Minor League Ball

John Sickels breaks down Griffey, Jr's career as a top flight prospect that included a harrowing tale of when he attempted suicide while still in the minors.

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins draw just under 15,000 to Marlins Park one night after home opener

The depressing Marlins news continues as it's reported that less than 15,000 fans showed up to Tuesday's home loss against Atlanta.

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton and struggles with the strike zone

A look at the troubling pattern of Giancarlo's first few weeks at the plate.

Jose Fernandez debut: Fernandez and the Power of Distraction

A great look behind how the potential of Jose Fernandez can distract the fans on the troubling 2013 season.

Jose Fernandez debut: Does Fernandez's performance justify Marlins' decision? - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have to be pleased that Jose Fernandez performed brilliantly in his debut on Sunday. But does his performance justify the Marlins' decision to promote him so early?

The Miami Marlins' replacement-level offense (so far) - Fish Stripes
The Marlins have been shut out for three times this season, including in the team's Monday night home opener. While it is a shame that the Marlins disappointed when many eyes were on them, it hardly means that the Marlins offense is broken beyond repair.