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Fish Bites: Marlins' Future Optimism

On this edition of Fish Bites, we take a look at Redmond's fit with the Marlins players, front-office stability and much more.

Rob Foldy

Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond a good fit with his players | The Miami Herald

After an extremely successful 2014 campaign, the Miami Herald explores how Mike Redmond has been a great fit for the reconstruction of the Marlins.

Marlins notes: Anthony DeSclafani begins serving suspensions - Sun Sentinel

After an unsuccessful suspension appeal that allowed him to have multiple appearances inside the Marlins' pitching staff, right-hander Anthony DeSclafani will be serving a three-game suspension.

Expect stability in Miami Marlins' front office | The Miami Herald

As a result of Miami's much improved performance, it appears that there won't be any movement inside Miami's front-office, which would be the first occurrence of this since 2010.

Miami Marlins Rumors: Derek Dietrich in mix for second base job? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Despite not being promoted during the September call-up period, Marlin Maniac's Ehsan Kassim explores how Derek Dietrich can be in the mix for the second base job in 2015.

Miami Marlins Rumors: Payroll to go up in 2015 - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Despite improving tenfold over the prior seasons, the organization will still look to continue that evolution in the off-season by increasing their payroll in the offseason.

Around the League

Goldman's baseball quotables #11: Will Javier Baez ever make another contact? -

Cubs rookie infielder Javier Baez has struggled to a nigh-historic strikeout pace. He's still young enough to rebound, but are hopes for his future just whistling in the dark?

The joy of Jose Altuve's batting average -

SBNation's Grant Brisbee talks about how you should enjoy Jose Altuve and his solid batting average, even though that stat has fallen out of favor.

The Giants ran on Yasiel Puig's arm and were punished for it -

Here's another indication of why nobody should test the arm of Yasiel Puig.

Adam Wainwright and the Jan Bradys of years past -

Adam Wainwright will finish in the top three in the Cy Young voting for the fourth time in the last seven years, but everyone's eyes are always on another pitcher. Who are the greatest second fiddles since 1980?

Pirates clinch playoff spot for 2nd year in a row -

Pittsburgh overcame a slow start to coast into the postseason on the strength of a vastly underrated offense and solid pitching staff.

Fish Stripes

Miami first baseman Garrett Jones may be traded - Fish Stripes

Garrett Jones has been inconsistent at first base for the Marlins, but is due $5 million in 2014. Miami hasn't been content with his limited production, and may look to trade him this offseason.

The Marlins punted the entire infield in 2014 - Fish Stripes

Punting a position in the majors is a good way to find your team in trouble by midseason. The Miami Marlins chose to punt their entire infield in 2014, and that is part of the reason why they fell shy of playoff contention.

Jose Fernandez and the Marlins' what-if game - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins might have stayed in contention if Jose Fernandez had stuck around for much of the 2014 season.

Marlins interested in Yasmany Tomas - Fish Stripes

The Marlins are not known to be notably active on the international market, but according to the club is interested in Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. Miami sent a pair of executives to watch his workout on Sunday.

Marlins have successful 2014 season with no regrets - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins may have been eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend. They may finish the 2014 season below .500. But the level of success attained this year cannot be understated.