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Fish Bites; Recovering from the Jose Fernandez injury

On this edition of Fish Bites, we look at what's going on in with the Marlins after the potential season-ending injury to Jose Fernandez.

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Miami Marlins: Jeff Baker brings hot bat into Dodger Stadium

After an extremely rough start to the season, veteran utility man Jeff Baker has turned into one of the more productive players in baseball.

MLB Rumors: Anthony Desclafani to make MLB Debut Wednesday? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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.

Jose Fernandez: Preventable or Inevitable? | FanGraphs Baseball

FanGraphs' Dave Cameron looks at the possible season-ending injury to Jose Fernandez and ponders if it's inevitable for future young arms.

The five stages of Jose Fernandez -

SBNation's Grant Brisbee helps baseball fans deal with the season-ending injury to Jose Fernandez.

Southern notes: Realmuto makes a plan | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

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

MLB news; Subway Series kicks off. Tigers and Orioles scuffle, Mets call up Rafael Montero -

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.

Why aren't there more 20 strikeout games? - Beyond the Box Score

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?

Jennry Mejia's strikeout dance is hypnotic -

Probably one of the most entertaining moments that you'll see from the Mets this year.

The baseball players you have to root for -

In the following piece, SBNation's Grant Brisbee gives four examples of players to root for in the MLB.

Jose Bautista Is Doing More With Less | FanGraphs Baseball

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

Jose Fernandez injury: Tommy John surgery and UCL injuries explained - 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?

Miami Marlins designate Carlos Marmol for assignment - Fish Stripes

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.

Miami Marlins looking to define bullpen roles- Fish Stripes

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.

2014 MLB Draft: Miami Marlins pitching depth - Fish Stripes

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.

2014 MLB Draft: Miami Marlins infield depth - Fish Stripes

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?