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The Marlins will be seeking more production from the bottom of their lineup. Plus links on Jose Fernandez and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

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Marlins News

Miami was swept by the Braves to open the 2015 campaign and only scored three runs in the series. Moving forward, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins are hoping for consistent production from the bottom of the order.

3. Ice-cold bats
Hat tip to the Braves' pitchers. They limited the Marlins to three runs in the series. Miami's slash line was .202/.265/.234, including just 3-for-12 (.250) with two RBIs with runners in scoring position.

Giancarlo Stanton made a great play on Wednesday night, diving for a ball in the gap and returning it to the infield in time for a double play. Tom Koehler liked it a lot.

Miami has pitching depth within its minor league system. Where are the Marlins' top 30 prospects opening the 2015 season?

Jose Fernandez has spent a lot of time comparing his rehab to that of the Mets' Matt Harvey. Do the two have something in common?

Dan Haren pitched well this spring, and takes the mound on Friday against the Rays. How will Haren pitch in his first outing of 2015?

The Marlins are 0-3. But it is still early, and they are not pushing the panic button.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has not had a ton of success to open the season. Manager Mike Redmond is not worried, though.

A lot happened on opening day. Including an open roof that resulted in a rain delay.

Some bold predictions for 2015.

Around The League

Adrian Beltre has continued to show power early for the Rangers.

The National League East should be competitive in 2015. But three games in, the Braves do not look like they are rebuilding.

Matt Harvey pitched really well in his first start of the season.

Days off actually matter. Period.

At Fish Stripes

Heroes And Zeroes: Marlins 0, Braves 2 - Fish Stripes
Florida gets swept at home to open the season.

Appropriate reactions to the first 2015 Miami Marlins series - Fish Stripes
The Marlins had a rough series against the Atlanta Braves. What are some observations noted from that first series?

Miami Marlins 'couldn't find taker' for Jarrod Saltalamacchia - Fish Stripes
According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, the team could not find a trade partner.

Six things we learned about the Miami Marlins this week - Fish Stripes
As the opening series reactions (and overreactions) start pouring in, it's time to look at the things that we learned about the Marlins this week.

2015 Miami Marlins minor league depth: Shortstop - Fish Stripes
Austin Nola, Justin Bohn and Justin Twine highlight the crowded depth at shortstop in the Miami Marlins minor leagues.

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