Through the years, Fish Stripes has hosted a “game within the game” during the Marlins regular season. Gives us a distraction from low-quality baseball, presenting an opportunity to win even when the team gets blown out.
The concept will survive into 2019, but under a new name and format. Icthyomancy is out, “Fish Picks” is in.
I posted the full introduction in Friday’s game thread.
These spring game prop bets are just for fun. That changes next week—monthly points leaders for March/April, May, June, etc. win Fish Stripes merchandise prizes.
The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.
- RF George Springer
- 2B José Altuve
- LF Michael Brantley
- 1B Yuli Gurriel
- DH Josh Reddick
- C Robinson Chirinos
- 3B Abraham Toro
- SS Jack Mayfield
- CF Tony Kemp
Notes: According to multiple reports, Verlander has agreed to a two-year, $66 million extension with Houston. That continues the extension craze around MLB over the past few weeks and keeps the future Hall of Famer off the free agent market.
- C Jorge Alfaro
- LF Curtis Granderson
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 1B Neil Walker
- 2B Starlin Castro
- RF Garrett Cooper
- CF Lewis Brinson
- SS Miguel Rojas
Notes: The Marlins have optioned slugger Peter O’Brien to Triple-A New Orleans. He began the Grapefruit League ice cold, but finished at a respectable .220/.353/.390 slash line...Trevor Richards faced the Cardinals Triple-A squad for his final spring tune-up. More encouraging results: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K (48 pitches)...In relief of Straily, Caleb Smith, Austin Brice and Sergio Romo are available to pitch.
Please comment or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch (7:05 p.m. ET). No television feed, but you can listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
- Which team scores first? (Astros/Marlins)
- Will Garrett Cooper get at least one hit? (Yes/No)
- Over/Under 1.5 stolen bases in the game? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 2:50 time of game? (Over/Under)