As usual, we’re monitoring all things Marlins-related entering the new week:
- From 3-6 p.m. today, the 12th annual Home Plate Meals Thanksgiving Distribution will be held in the Humana Lot at Marlins Park, providing 1,000 meal boxes to local families. It’s one of the few traditions that the Marlins have preserved from the Jeffrey Loria regime. Right-hander Sandy Alcantara, CEO Derek Jeter and former Marlins players Álex González and Gaby Sanchez are among those participating.
- Shortstop Miguel Rojas was doing good out in the community last weekend.
Hoy en @RaicesVMiami organizamos una entrega de la cena de Acción de Gracias. Una tradición que se celebra en Estados Unidos el último jueves de noviembre. Seleccionamos a 100 familias venezolanas para apoyarlas. Tuvimos dos voluntarios especiales @MRojasOfficial y @Elintocable47 pic.twitter.com/aipBSbZJ9o— Mari Montes ❤️⚾️ (@porlagoma) November 22, 2020
- Updated stats for Marlins prospects in the Dominican Winter League: Lewin Díaz is 2-for-10, .200/.333/.300 with 3 K; Jesús Sánchez is 0-for-4, .000/.000/.000 with 2 K; Joe Dunand is 4-for-13, .308/.375/.615 with 1 HR and 4 K.
- The Marlins did not give Pablo López permission to pitch in his native Venezuela (it’s typical for MLB teams to protect their established pitchers from unnecessary offseason workloads).
- Dominican journalist Hansel Díaz Matthews lists 11 teams—including the Marlins—who may have interest in signing free agent Marcell Ozuna. Also worth noting, Ozuna has switched agencies to CAA, which already represents Sandy Alcantara, Brian Anderson and Jorge Alfaro (among others).
- Fish Army’s Jacob Carrion is the latest guest on the Fish Across the Pond podcast.
- 40-for-40: every player on the current Marlins roster has an official Instagram account. Our updated IG list also includes nearly 100 more organizational players plus some notable alumni.
- Midwestern reporter Tommy Birch guesses that the Wichita Wind Surge could wind up as the new Double-A affiliate of the Twins. Minor League Baseball’s realignment plans are slowly coming together, with full details potentially announced within the next week.
- Baseball America is tracking every team’s 2021 affiliates (subscription required).
- Jupiter Hammerheads general manager Jamie Toole reacts to seeing several of his former players in the MLB postseason and explains his preparation for the unique season ahead.
- The Marlins introduced a three-game Holiday Bundle ticket package that includes 2021 Opening Day. See below for the seating sections that you have to choose from.