After an extremely rough start to the season, veteran utility man Jeff Baker has turned into one of the more productive players in baseball.
With Jose Fernandez heading into surgery with the possibility of being done for the season, Miami is going to have to use their in-house options in the hopes of replacing his spot. One of those options is likely to be minor leaguer Anthony Desclafani who will make his debut on Thursday.
FanGraphs' Dave Cameron looks at the possible season-ending injury to Jose Fernandez and ponders if it's inevitable for future young arms.
SBNation's Grant Brisbee helps baseball fans deal with the season-ending injury to Jose Fernandez.
In a recent piece on the MiLB site, Marlins prospect J.T Realmuto discusses his quick start to the 2014 season and his overall approach in terms of controlling Miami's multitude of young pitching prospects.
Around the League
The Mets topped the Yankees in a slugfest in the Bronx, the Tigers and Orioles got into a minor scuffle involving Torii Hunter and Bud Norris, and the Mets called up one of their prized pitching prospects.
Kerry Wood's remarkable 20 strikeout game happened 16 years ago, but it still captures the hearts of pitching enthusiasts worldwide. Why haven't we seen a more recent pitcher make a run at tying Wood, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson at the 20 strikeout mark?
Probably one of the most entertaining moments that you'll see from the Mets this year.
In the following piece, SBNation's Grant Brisbee gives four examples of players to root for in the MLB.
FanGraphs' Mike Petriello looks into the differing reasons as to how Jose Bautista continues to be one of the best hitters in baseball.
At Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez has suffered an undisclosed elbow injury that may require Tommy John surgery. What are these things, and what might they mean for his future?
The Miami Marlins have seen enough of Carlos Marmol for the year, as the team designated him for assignment last night after the reliever's latest debacle of an outing.
Over a month into the season, Manager Mike Redmond and the Miami Marlins are looking to create defined roles for each relief pitcher. The eighth inning has given the Marlins trouble, and closing the gap to closer Steve Cishek has been a challenge.
The Miami Marlins will be making crucial selections in one month's time in the 2014 MLB Draft, and Fish Stripes has all of your coverage on the event. We start by reviewing the team's minor league situation, beginning with its copious pitching depth.
The Marlins organization as a whole is a fairly weak when it comes to infield depth. Who has a future in the Majors, and where do the Marlins need the most help?