After nearly two years of using “Our Noticias” in the title of these morning news roundups, it’s time for a rebrand. “Offishial news” will serve the exact same purpose, sharing and contextualizing the latest Marlins-related developments.
Hey, Marlins fans:
- Kevin Kraczkowski is now five chapters into our All-Time Marlins Countdown series. Thursday’s installment features seven players, including outfielder-turned-reliever Brett Eibner.
- Miguel Rojas has joined forces with his cleat and batting glove sponsors for a huge giveaway. You can enter on Twitter and/or Instagram.
- Jesús Aguilar (third in the voting), Pablo López (seventh) and Rojas (10th) all received support for the Luis Aparicio Award, given annually to MLB’s top Venezuelan player. Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. won it this year.
- The Dominican Winter League’s Estrellas Orientales confirmed Wednesday that first baseman Lewin Díaz will play for them this season. Díaz won the league’s Rookie of the Year award in 2019-20. He made his major league debut for the Marlins this summer, but struggled to hit in limited action (.154/.195/.205 in 41 PA).
- 2020 Rawlings Gold Glove finalists will be announced this afternoon. I’m cautiously optimistic that Brian Anderson is among the National League third basemen.
- After missing his opportunity back in 2003, Dontrelle Willis checked something off his bucket list.
- Jacob Carrion of Fish Army lists his underrated but beloved players from recent Marlins history.
- MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro believes the Marlins will largely stand pat this offseason, with the possible exception of pursuing a left-handed-hitting outfielder in free agency.
- So far, so good for old friend Wei-Yin Chen with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball. He’s scheduled to make at least two more starts before their regular season ends.
- Congrats to Marlins photographer Joseph Guzy on his engagement!