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Miami Marlins links, 4/5/18: Marlins sign former closer. Psych! No, they didn’t.

Also, the roof! The roof! The roof will be open! And more Thursday links.

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Bob Nightengale’s current mood.
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The Marlins were off yesterday but not without intrigue. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, they signed former Cardinals’ closer Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league deal. (Click the tweet below and read the replies. It’s worth your time if you like to laugh, particularly Rosenthal’s response.)

But then they didn’t sign Rosenthal after all. You can read the full (well, a fuller) story here.

The team did sign a pitcher, however, so welcome him to the franchise and wish him luck.

Speaking of minor leaguers, MLB.com has a nice roundup of the farm system for 2018. And I hope you like alliteration because “fighting fish” is going to be a mantra this year.

This week’s awful click-bait headline is brought to you by the Herald. Spoiler alert: “this pitcher” getting rave reviews is José Ureña. Do the Herald headline writer a favor though, and click the article at least for the Brian Anderson stat at the end, as well as for news on the roof.

The team twitter asked about uniforms. We offered our help:

And finally, some feels for your Thursday: The Stoneman Douglas high school baseball team had the opportunity to play a district game Wednesday at Marlins Park, which they won. Derek Jeter delivered the invite personally, via conference call.