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Fish Bites: Recovery of Jose Fernandez

On this edition of Fish Bites, we take a look at Jose Fernandez recovery, Derek Dietrich being a potential option at first-base and much more.

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Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez has "incredible" second throwing session | The Miami Herald

While still in the recovery process from the Tommy John surgery that prematurely ended his 2014 season, Jose Fernandez' arm appears to better than ever.

Marlins video: Jose Fernandez throwing session - Sun Sentinel

A brief look at Jose Fernandez playing catch for the second time since his season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Marlins Rumors: Derek Dietrich an Option at First Base? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Marlin Maniac's Ehsan Kassim takes a look at whether Derek Dietrich would be a first base option for the team in 2015.

Versatile Marlins may look to shuffle players' roles in 2015 |'s Joe Frisaro looks at some candidates that could be shuffling positions during the upcoming season.

Marlins Rumors: Miami Marlins have to clear salary to make free agent signings? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Marlin Maniac's Ehsan Kassim examines a recent report from Miami Herald's Barry Jackson that's centered around the Marlins looking to either expand payroll or cut the salary that's already on the team.

Around the League

Clayton Kershaw deserves better, gets nothing -

The Dodgers ace threw six innings of dominant baseball that were undone by one unfortunate pitch.

Pace of play clock introduced in Arizona Fall League -

It looks like a shot clock. Get it outta here.

Goldman's baseball quotables #13: Don Mattingly, cat juggler, Puig-bencher -

Don Mattingly benches Yasiel Puig in a must-win game. This is a questionable decision, but is he entitled to the benefit of the doubt?

The Top 10 Prospects for 2015 by Projected WAR | FanGraphs Baseball

Fangraphs' Carson Cistulli examines 2015's top-10 prospects based on projected WAR.

Orioles and Royals make for a no-frills ALCS -

All the stars have gone south for the winter. That's not to say the ALCS won't be worth watching, but there's a clear lack of A-listers here.

Fish Stripes

2014 Marlins Season Review: The infield disaster - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins were counting on their infield improvements from the offseason to assist the team, but the vast majority of the infield underperformed in 2014.

Marlins position changes: Christian Yelich to first base - Fish Stripes's Joe Frisaro recently put together a list of five possible position changes to watch this offseason. We will discuss each here at Fish Stripes over the next few days.

2014 Marlins Season Review: The Jarred Cosart trade - Fish Stripes

The trade the Miami Marlins made to acquire Jarred Cosart and Enrique Hernandez from the Houston Astros so far has been a success, though the initial move was still rightfully questioned.

2014 Marlins Season Review: Nathan Eovaldi's confusing season - Fish Stripes

Nathan Eovaldi had a confusing season which was both good and bad for the 2014 Miami Marlins.

Marlins may extend Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich - Fish Stripes

In an attempt to preserve one of the best outfield's in baseball in 2014, the Miami Marlins may consider signing Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich to long term extensions. Both could be more affordable now than in a season or two.