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With the Hall of Fame announcements coming up soon, this edition of Fish Bites takes you through some of the latest Marlins news while previewing the upcoming Baseball Hall of Fame.


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

Miami Marlins host open auditions for "2014 Energy Team" on January 25 at Marlins Park | News

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.

Miami Marlins: J.T Realmuto No.10 Prospect In Farm System

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.

Miami Marlins: Jake Marisnick in a Battle For a Roster Spot

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.

Would Lebron James play for the Marlins? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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.

Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #83 Most Runs in an Inning - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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

Presenting your worst Hall of Fame ballot - Baseball Nation

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.

Which Active Players Are Going to Cooperstown? | FanGraphs Baseball

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.

Are all sports-drug users really the same? - Baseball Nation

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.

The massive Hall of Fame post | HardballTalk

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.

Where home runs look the best, part II: #28 - #30 - Baseball Nation

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

Miami Marlins outfielder Jake Marisnick to be prepared for Spring Training - 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.

2014 Marlins Key Questions: Casey McGehee's return - Fish Stripes

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.

Jose Fernandez and regression to the mean - Fish Stripes

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.

This Day in Marlins History: Uggla gets extra contract year from Braves - Fish Stripes