Editor's note: I apologize for the radio silence yesterday, as I was experiencing traveling issues heading in and out of interviews. There may be some more silence this week as I continue to make my way around the country for various engagements. I'll be back in full swing by Friday, but tune in for more content in the coming days, including a big introduction to our Top Prospects list! -MJ
Are you a highly athletic Marlins fan who has experience as a gymnast or dancer? Well, Miami is looking for you for their Energy Team who performs at Marlins games and around the community.
In anticipation for the start of spring training next month, the folks at Rant Sports are listing their picks for the top 10 Marlins prospects. To start things out, 22 year old catching prospect J.T Realmuto is profiled.
After recovering from a torn meniscus that he suffered in late September, Jake Marisnick will go into Spring Training with the challenge of new additions Brian Bogusevic and Joe Benson for a backup outfield spot.
Since his days with Cleveland, there have been small discussions that LeBron James could play in the NFL as a tight end. With James showing support for the hometown Marlins, Marlin Maniac is wondering if James could play baseball a la Michael Jordan in the mid-2000's.
Nearly five years ago when the optimism was much higher in South Beach, the likes of Jorge Cantu, Hanley Ramirez, Wes Helms and Jeremy Hermida and the rest of the Florida Marlins put up 9 runs in a single inning that's still a Marlins record to this day.
Around the League
With the Baseball Hall of Fame to be presented later today, Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer takes a look at an awful HOF from a certain, unreasonable Dodgers beat reporter.
While the Baseball Hall of Fame will take over the headlines today, Fangraphs' Dave Cameron looks into his crystal ball at active players who could potentially be inducted when their playing careers are over.
Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer looks at a piece from NBCSports' Joe Posnanski who compared the difference between the pre-drug testing era steroid users and the likes of Ryan Braun or A-Rod.
Speaking of the devil, here's the mega Baseball Hall of Fame post from the aforementioned Joe Posnanski. In this piece he breaks down the history of the Hall of Fame while presenting his own ballot.
Does the thought of the Baseball Hall of Fame put a bad taste in your mouth? Well then watch them out with dingers. Yes we're talking about dingers.
At Fish Stripes
According to MLB,com, outfielder Jake Marisnick's offseason recovery plan after a knee surgery will have him ready for Spring Training. Marisnick is expected to compete with Brian Bogusevic and Joe Benson for a backup outfield spot.
The next important question for the Miami Marlins in the 2014 season is how Casey McGehee will fare in his return stateside after a successful season in Japan.
Miami Marlins fans should not expect a repeat performance of Jose Fernandez's stellar 2013 season, but not because of any "sophomore slump," but rather because no player should be expected to continue that type of performance.