The latest from Spring Training
The Marlins are off to a great start this spring, jumping out to a 4-0 record. All four wins have been of the come-from-behind variety.
There’s no right way to analyze wins/losses in spring. Win & “the games don’t count”, lose & it’s “this team looks flat.”— Paul Severino (@SeverinoMLB) February 25, 2020
But, in a camp that has a tremendous attitude, lots of talent & competition everywhere...a 4-0 start with 4 come-from-behind wins looks good. #Marlins
A number of Fish haven’t yet debuted this preseason, although that is likely to change for a number of them today against the Cardinals.
Don't be shy! Several of the Marlins' very best prospects and starting rotation candidates have not appeared in Spring Training games. Should be changing shortly. Status updates on all of them... https://t.co/KuZW0XtS1V— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) February 26, 2020
Unsurprisingly, there has already been a number of injuries in Marlins camp. Brian Anderson was hit by a pitch on the hand, but it was not deemed to be serious. Ryan Cook will wear a walking boot for the next week or so due to a bruised toe.
During the press conference, the president of the tournament credited Jeter with having helped the WBC become a thing:
If you like the World Baseball Classic, thank Derek Jeter. WBC president Jim Small explains how Jeter "opened the door" for the tournament to exist in the first place... pic.twitter.com/gLW1MvP8Po— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) February 25, 2020
I’ve personally attended the last two versions of the tournament (in 2013 and 2017), and I highly recommend going. It’s a very unique and fun environment, very much like the MLB playoffs, but with added cultural flair.
Player previews galore
From previews to reviews, we also recapped all of the Marlins’ offseason moves.
RIP Orrin Freeman
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the passing of longtime Marlin and former director of scouting Orrin Freeman on Friday due to complications from diabetes. He was part of the organization since its inception, and we extend our condolences to his family and friends.
Don’t forget to join us for Fish Stripes Night at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday!
Discounted tickets are still available. The game isn’t on local TV so this is the best way to see it, and you’ll get to meet a bunch of us as well. See you there!
On Thursday night, FEBRUARY 27, join us in Jupiter!!! Fish Stripes Night for the Marlins vs. Mets Spring Training game. Discounted tickets and merch at the team store thanks to the great folks at Roger Dean. Gonna be a great time— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) January 29, 2020
️ ️Get your tix HERE: https://t.co/53e0UhgCAn pic.twitter.com/MVm557jOhl