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Our Noticias: Free Agency continues, Fish are giving back

Plus, some fun Fish links at the end

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The Free Agent market is heating up!

The Marlins have yet to make any major signings this offseason, but Derek Jeter spoke to the press Tuesday about the club’s strategy in the free agent market this winter.

But wait, the Fish did sign a free agent, minor-league catcher Brian Navarreto, formerly of the Twins’ and Yankees’ systems. He is known more for his glove than his bat, but he will provide needed depth for the organization at the position.

Fish Stripes has more free-agent ideas in our Deep Sea Fishing series. Avisail Garcia dropped today. Brock Holt and Greg Bird debuted last week. Links to everyone else we’ve discussed can be found at the bottom of each piece, too.

(Behold! MLB Trade Rumors linked the Fish and Garcia shortly after his Deep Sea Fishing did.)

Griffin Conine appeared on the latest episode of our Fish Bites podcast.

Our own Juan Páez says Jorge Alfaro is just a few degrees of launch angle away from a breakout in 2020. Y también lo explica en español.

Sandy Alcantara and José Ureña were both featured in’s video of baseball’s nastiest pitches.

‘Tis the season

Alcantara is only nasty on the field, however, as he’s been gathering baseball equipment to donate back in his native Dominican Republic.

Sandy isn’t the only Marlin in the spirit of giving either. Don Mattingly is currently holding his annual benefit auction for kids in his hometown.

The Marlins as an organization also made a recent donation, cutting a $20,000 check to Feeding South Florida.

Fun Fish links...

If you like true crime, and also baseball, well then this is the story for you. It chronicles former Marlin Justin Mayne’s fall from future star to inmate. (And if you’d like to read something of a time capsule, be sure to click on the link to the eight-player trade that brought Mayne to the organization.)

The Jax Shrimp have become an intriguing follow on Instragram, where they have been slowly releasing their own comic book centered around the team.

Finally, it’s always fun to close with highlights, so here you can relive the Marlins’ top wins of 2019.