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Miami Marlins links, 3/21/18: José Fernández, Dan Straily, Isan Diaz

Wednesday links!

Miami Marlins v San Francisco Giants
Not quite ready yet.
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Miami Marlins links for Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Spring training results

The Marlins dropped a game to the Washington Nationals yesterday, losing 8-3 to fall to 13-9 in Grapefruit league play.

Odrisamer Despaigne went five and two third’s innings in his deepest spring outing yet, but gave up four earned runs off of five hits (including a two-run shot to Bryce Harper in the sixth), two walks and four strikeouts. Chris O’Grady would follow with a somewhat lackluster appearance, giving up three earned runs off of four hits in an inning and a third pitched, one walk and one strikeout. Javy Guerra would finish the game up for the Fish with a run, a walk and a punch out in a single inning pitched.

Lewis Brinson continues to perform well and showed that he’s comfortable in the lead-off spot with first inning solo shot off of Stephen Strasburg.

Though the Marlins would add another twelve hits to the tally by game’s end (three by spring training god Derek Dietrich, and two apiece by Cameron Maybin and Tomas Telis), they were only able to tack on two more runs.

The Marlins will take on the St. Louis Cardinals for the 81st time momentarily, it will be Matt Bowman for the redbirds and former Cardinal prospect turned Marlins hopeful Zac Gallen on the rubber for the Fish.


Injury update(s)

Dan Straily will miss at least his next start and his first regular season start is in jeopardy as well.

J.T. Riddle:

Taking the Marlins to task

Craig Calcaterra has some strong words for his perception that the Marlins are using Jose Fernandez’s death as a shield for criticism.

Digging further

Calcaterra’s article comes off of the heels of this Miami Herald piece by Clark Spencer with sources in the Marlins organization going into detail on the decisions made in the wake of Fernàndez’s death.

Isan Diaz talks with

The new-ish Marlins second baseman prospect talks with Jonathan Mayo of

The color scheme conversation continues

The Marlins, via their Dimelo project, have asked for your opinion on the team’s current jersey design/color scheme. Artist Alejandro Areces has chimed in with his own detailed take.

MLBDailyDish reviews the Marlins offseason

Anthony Spaulding checks in with the latest offseason review.

MarlinManiac has a new managing editor!

A familiar face has taken over at the Marlins’ Fansided website, our former minor league editor Kevin Kraczkowski! We thank Kevin for his years of solid work here and look forward to great things from him over there.

I’ll take teal things for $400, Alex

The Marlins were an answer on Jeopardy! last night.

Here at Fish Stripes

In his last post (for now!) with us, Kevin profiles the 2018 New York Mets in our ongoing series of NL East rival reviews.

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