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Fish Bites: Predictions and Minor Signings

As we near February and the subsequent start to the 2014 Spring Training, this edition of Fish Stripes fills you in on the multiple predictions and minor moves centered around the Marlins.

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Marlins help renovate local high school field | News

Great story about how the Marlins organization are working with MLB grounds crews and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to help renovate a local high school field.

Miami Marlins Season Preview: Catcher - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site

The folks at Marlins Maniac start their 2014 season preview by taking a look at the newly renovated catcher position.

Miami Marlins Look To Add Bullpen Help - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site

With teams adding potential comeback players to minor league deals, Miami is taking a look at former Reds reliever Nick Masset as a potential reclamation project. With that said, the odds would definitely be against Masset considering Miami's pitching depth and the fact that he's 31 years old.

Marlins Way: What Kind of Season WIll Christian Yelich Have? - Marlins Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site

Marlins Maniac takes a look at the potential impact that Christian Yelich might make on this Marlins team.

Miami Marlins Hire Former Marlins Prospect as Pitching Coach - Marlins Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site

With their influx of pitching prospects nearing a potential debut in the MLB the Miami Marlins look to former farm hand Manny Olivera to help teach future draft or international prospects about the finer points in mechanics.

Around The League

The next great baseball movie? - Baseball Nation

Rob Neyer gives his take on the documentary "Battered Bastards of Baseball" which is a story about the first independent baseball team in the US.

The most baffling offseason in baseball - Baseball Nation

Former perennial NL Central contenders Cincinnati Reds seem to be quickly tumbling off the top of the National League mountain as they enter the 2014 season. Why? Rob Neyer explains in this solid piece.

First Projections for 2014 |

Clay Davenport, founder of Baseball Prospectus, gives out his extremely early 2014 season predictions that puts Miami in a pretty solid position.

Where home runs look the best, part IX; #7-9 - Baseball Nation

Marlins Park finishes #7 on Baseball Nation's list of ballparks where home runs look the best. Lets just hope to see the likes of Saltalamacchia or Stanton hit that wonderful outfield sculpture this year.

The history of Japanese players in Major League Baseball in less than 2 minutes - Baseball Nation

With Masahiro Tanaka moving to the Yankees, did a solid video montage of some of the most memorable Japanese players in MLB history.

Do the Mariners have a plan beyond Robinson Cano? |

SOE's Jonathan Bernhardt explains why the Robinson Cano signing may have little impact on the overall landscape of the Mariners.

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria relinquishing control - Fish Stripes

Believe it or not, but according to some sources, it seems as though Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is actually ceding front office control to his front office personnel!

Christian Yelich: A Marlins Pessimist Take - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are counting on Christian Yelich to be an excellent performer. But given his lack of power, could he turn into the next failed athletic outfield prospect in Miami?

Miami Marlins interested in outfielder Vernon Wells - Fish Stripes

In recent days, the Miami Marlins have expressed interest in outfielder Vernon Wells, several reports have indicated. Wells batted .233 in 130 games for the Yankees in 2013.

Miami Marlins' prospect Colin Moran expected to be effective, versatile major league athlete - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins signed Casey McGehee to play third base in 2014, however third base prospect Colin Moran is expected to be a plus third baseman. Moran got an invite to Spring Training and can be ready as soon as 2015.