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Miami Marlins Links, 3/6/18: Ichiro! nears deal, Peters struggles, Miami-Dade regrets

Links for a Tuesday.

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Miami Marlins links for Tuesday, March 6th:

Spring training

The Marlins dropped to 6-4 after losing to the Houston Astros 5-3 yesterday. Dillon Peters took the mound and for the second time this spring appeared to struggle with his command, issuing three walks, a hit, and giving up a run in one and a third’s innings pitched (also striking out three). ).

Odrisamer Despaigne also faired poorly, giving up six hits and three earned runs with a pair of walks and a strikeout on three innings pitched.

Offensively, Magneuris Sierra picked up another hit and now has a shiny .353 batting average on the spring, as he vies for one of the open outfield spots.

Several Marlins veterans gathered before the game yesterday to talk about being clubhouse leaders to the host of young teammates surrounding them.

And a nice health update from’s Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro:

The Marlins will take the field again today at 1:05 eastern against the St. Louis Cardinals, with Brett Graves drawing the start.

Ichiro! seems to be a Mariner, again

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that former Marlin Ichiro Suzuki is nearing a one-year deal with the team he played with the first eleven years of his career, the Seattle Mariners.

The Mariners suddenly developed a need for another outfielder to help hold down the fort after two of three projected starters went down with significant injuries. The 44-year-old would likely come off the bench to spell the remaining healthy outfielders.

Monte Harrison takes in a Heat game

Touted Marlins prospect Monte Harrison was at the Miami Heat/Phoenix Suns game, but he wasn’t there just to support the fellow Floridian squad.

The fastest MLB team is...?

David Adler over at tried to quantify the fastest teams in the MLB, and the Marlins made an appearance at the verrrrrrrrrry end of the piece.

Anderson makes the most of his rapid rise

Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel writes about Brian Anderson’s journey thus far and his quest to become the Marlins regular third baseman.

Miami-Dade commissioners have the regrets

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that several county commissioners want a do-over on their stadium vote nine years ago.

Don’t tax the Super Pen

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that the 2017 Marlins logged the second highest total innings for a bullpen in major league history...and that history cannot repeat itself in 2018.

Fox Sports Florida releases broadcast schedule

Fox Sports Florida will be broadcasting 158 Marlins games this season, full schedule here and additional Marlins programming information found here. Barry Jackson noted that, for the first time in club history, all 162 games will be televised.

ICYMI at Fish Stripes

Michael Stephenson takes a look at the spring training stats accumulated by the Marlins to this point. Yes, we are desperate for real baseball to analyze.

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