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Fish Bites: The Jose Fernandez Scenario

With Matt Harvey facing a dire situation in New York, eyes in Miami turn to their stud starting pitcher as he nears his proposed innings limit.


Matt Harvey injury doesn't alter Marlins' plans for Jose Fernandez | Fish Bytes

With Mets superstar pitcher Matt Harvey primed to be on the mend for the foreseeable future, Marlins supporters look to the Marlins organization to see how they will handle Jose Fernandez and his proposed innings limit. To answer that touching issue with Marlins organization and their young All-Star, manager Mike Redmond continues to state that Fernandez will be shut down when he reaches the 170 inning limit to help protect his future.

Heany, Moran highlight Arizona Fall League roster | Fish Bytes

Former first round picks Andrew Heaney and Colin Moran are two of the seven Marlins prospects to have been invited to join the Arizona Fall League that will start in early October.

Miami Marlins: Ruggiano battled illness during hitless streak - South Florida

Earlier this month, outfielder Justin Ruggiano faced one of the biggest and most bitter slumps in baseball this season. The result of said slump can now be pointed to an energy-sapping injury that basically take away the majority of his power at the plate.

Matt Harvey injury: What if he'd dialed things back some - Baseball Nation

While this piece doesn't exactly pertain to the Marlins, Rob Neyer still has an interesting take on how pitch velocity can lead to arm injuries which is relevant with Jose Fernandez.

Miami Marlins: renowned infield coach Perry Hill doing his best work in 2013 - South Florida

In an otherwise dreary season, one of the bright points for the Marlins has been their solid defensive play inside the infield. While you can point that success to defenders like Adeiny Hechavarria, infield coach Perry Hill's continued teachings has lead to huge dividends with the team's infield defense.

Around the League

Pirates Land Marlon Byrd, as Upgrade, in 2013 | FanGraphs Baseball

FanGraphs superstar Jeff Sullivan breaks down the recent Pirates/Nets trade that pushed Marlon Byrd and former Marlin catcher John Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The ostentatious Dodgers and the beggarly Astros - Baseball Nation

In his latest column, Grant Brisbee wrestles with the old and tired adage of how money can buy you championships.

The leading NL Cy Young Award contender is Kershaw, obviously - Beyond the Box Score

Matt Harvey may be a more exciting pitcher and Adam Wainwright has been a good pitcher for longer, but Clayton Kershaw is having a historically good season, on top of his prior excellence. He could allow 11 earned runs in his next start, not record an out, and still lead the majors in ERA. Sabermetricians should be careful not to misapply regressed statistics like FIP and xFIP when judging Kershaw's performance, or they'll miss how good the Claw is.

Ryan Howard and the Stupid People - Baseball Nation

Rob Neyer takes a trip in his time machine as he looks back at an "interesting" column by CBSSports writer Gregg Doyel.

Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers dominate August | : Jonathan Bernhardt Article

With September quickly approaching, SportsOnEarth's Jonathan Bernhardt takes a look in the rearview mirror as he takes a glance at the month that was in the National League.

At Fish Stripes

Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins, and the lesson of Matt Harvey - Fish Stripes

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey just suffered a partially torn UCL, which is exactly what the Marlins are trying to avoid with Jose Fernandez's innings limit.

Miami Marlins GIF: Jose Fernandez defeats Troy Tulowitzki - Fish Stripes

Jose Fernandez is no mere mortal. Troy Tulowitzki now understands this.

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Eovaldi, Marlins fall short, 2-1 - Fish Stripes

Nathan Eovaldi put up a solid performance for the Miami Marlins, but aside from a Christian Yelich solo home run, the Washington Nationals got all the runs they needed to win 2-1.

Miami Marlins talking about defense again - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins, under the leadership of fielding instructor Perry Hill, have often cited defense as an important cornerstone of the team. But as of right now, the franchise still does not understand its importance.

NL Rookie of the Year Power Rankings: Week 2 - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have one prominent candidate in the National League Rookie of the Year race, but did Jose Fernandez do enough to stay on top in our latest power rankings?

Miami Marlins analysis: Giancarlo Stanton's 2013 season, perception and reality - Fish Stripes
The 2013 year for Giancarlo Stanton has been a bumpy one, but not all has been bad. How has his season been different from the perception of the year?

This Day In Marlins History: Back-to-back-to-back jacks fuel 1998 ninth-inning comeback - Fish Stripes
On this day in team history, the Marlins use back-to-back-to-back home runs leading off the 9th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals to help start a comeback from a 6-0 deficit. Florida eventually wins the game, 7-6, in 10 innings.

Miami Marlins news: Manager Mike Redmond not surprised Jose Fernandez finding success - Fish Stripes
After a 3-0 victory over the Rockies on Saturday night, Marlins Manager Mike Redmond said he is not surprised by the success Jose Fernandez has had since being promoted. With Saturday's victory, Fernandez improved to 7-0 at home.