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Fish Bites: Enjoying the loss-filled season

The Marlins are bad, but that does not mean the Marlins are impossible to enjoy. Plus links on LoMo's return, Sanabia's placement on the DL and the result of the first game against cross-state rival Tampa Bay

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Win or Lose You Still Have Fun at Marlins Park - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Andy Salgado of Marlin Maniac gives his account of the fun at Marlins Park even if the Miami Marlins are not winning many games.

ST. PETERSBURG: Miami Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano symbolizes vast road-home power disparity - Miami Marlins -

With Giancarlo Stanton missing from the lineup, power has been in short supply for the Marlins. And, not surprisingly given the cavernous dimensions of Marlins Park, the vast majority of their home runs have come on the road.

Morrison eyes return to Marlins in early June | News

Stage two of Logan Morrison's rehab stint is set to take place on Tuesday at Double-A Jacksonville. An exact target date for Morrison's return to the Marlins is not set, but it could be around June 10.

Sanabia sent to DL; reliever Jennings called up | News

As expected, the Marlins on Monday placed right-hander Alex Sanabia on the 15-day disabled list with right groin weakness. Reliever Dan Jennings was called up in his place and he should stay until Friday when the Marlins need another starter.

Miami Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays - May 27, 2013 | MIA Recap

Jose Fernandez received a homecoming welcome from family and friends at Tropicana Field on Monday. But the 20-year-old phenom who went to high school in Tampa was unable to help the Marlins snap their losing streak.

Around the League

Defensive stats and 8-track tapes - Baseball Nation
Are defensive stats going the way of the 8-track?

Manny Machado and the doubles record - Baseball Nation
Manny Machado's still 20 years old and he's on track to break an 82-year-old record. Can he do it?

Seattle Mariners demote Dustin Ackley, recall Nick Franklin - ESPN
The Seattle Mariners demoted former No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley on Monday in the hopes he can rediscover his swing in the minors.

Yasmani Grandal of San Diego Padres eligible to be reinstated Tuesday - ESPN

Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal will be reinstated Tuesday from a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test that called into question just how good his rookie numbers were.

Is the MLB Draft Beneficial or Does it Deserve to Go? - Beyond the Box Score

Does the MLB draft have inherent deficiencies that make it obsolete and in need of a major overhaul? It's possible, but would it actually change anything or merely change some aspects with similar results?

At Fish Stripes

Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich proving he belongs in major leagues - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich has been off to a hot start since being called up and is proving that he belongs playing second base at the major league level. Dietrich has consistently hit third in Miami’s lineup.

The Miami Marlins' double play problem - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have suffered from a case of double play-itis, but how much has it really affected this offense? The actual run total would surprise you.

Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: May 26 - Fish Stripes

Jesus Solorzano had four hits for Greensboro, Andrew Heaney pitched five shutout innings for Jupiter, and Doug Mathis threw seven shutout innings for New Orleans.

2013 Marlins: Worst. Team. Ever? - Fish Stripes

Are the 2013 Miami Marlins the worst team ever? One Fish Stripes reader points out that currently the Fish are still on pace to be among the worst.