Standing at 5'11, 230 pounds, Marlins prospect Colby Suggs is in Spring Training looking to set history as the 2nd player in MLB history to be under 6 feet while being 230+ pounds.
With the MLB implementing a new rule surrounding at-the-plate collisions, Marlins manager and former catcher Mike Redmond comments on he's trying to prepare his players to the new ruling.
In the following piece from the Sun-Sentinel, top Marlins minor-league reliever Nick Wittgren describes how an Ulnar nerve transfer surgery during his stint at Purdue has helped lead him to become a top-notch player.
While the number 13 has long been considered to be tainted, it's history has been even worse for the Marlins over the last few seasons. Before Ozuna, former Marlins infielder Chris Valaika and manager Ozzie Guillen has held the number before leaving the organization after separate incidents with Jeffrey Loria.
The folks at Marlin Maniac breaks away from the typical optimism associated with Spring Training to try to guess the worst case scenario surrounding Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Around the League
Top Orioles prospect Josh Hart was recently scolded by manager Buck Showalter for a strange reason. After legendary Orioles great Frank Robinson visited the team's spring training home in Florida, Showalter asked Hart if he knew who the Hall of Famer was. The 19 year old prospect did not. Because of that, the manager made the centerfielder write a one page report on the importance of Robinson to the game of baseball.
The folks at SBNation MLB have been doing a terrific job in terms of putting a different twist on the upcoming 2014 season. This series is probably the biggest and best example.
SBNation's Cee Angi tells the world about how silly preseason predictions actually are. Reminder: Fish Stripes will be continuing our preseason predictions until the start of the season in April.
With Spring Training now underway, FanGraphs takes a look at some of the worst moves of the 2014 MLB offseason. Spoiler: Miami does not appear in this piece.
MLB's official beer sponsor, Budweiser, are working on a petition to make the league's opening day into a national holiday. To help promote it, they tweeted out a map on the company's official account. And the results are humorously bad.
At Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins know that first baseman Garrett Jones will need assistance in manning the position in 2014. How well will Jeff Baker fare as his platoon partner, and what role will Greg Dobbs play next season?
The Miami Marlins opted to replace their incumbent first baseman with some new talent. They chose Garrett Jones, whose talents are best served in a platoon and away from the outfield. How will he manage in Miami?
The Atlanta Braves have attributed their recent success to their young talent, and for that reason, the organization signed two of its standout players to extensions this offseason. The Miami Marlins are unlikely to follow the same style.
Anthony DeSclafani, a right-handed pitcher who split 2013 between Jupiter and Jacksonville, comes in at #7 on Fish Stripes 2014 Marlins Top Prospects list.
The Miami Marlins have two other catchers on their roster, but none should be featured significantly this season thanks to the arrival of Jarrod Saltalamacchia. What will happen to Jeff Mathis and Rob Brantly in 2014?