New Marlins Game Recap
New Fish Stripes Podcast
- FiveThirtyEight gives the Marlins a 45% chance to win their series opener against the Yankees.
- Thursday’s trades (so far): Rangers OF Joey Gallo and LHP Joely Rodríguez to the Yankees for INF Ezequiel Duran, INF Josh Smith, INF Trevor Hauver and RHP Glenn Otto; Indians 2B Cesar Hernández to the White Sox for LHP Konnor Pilkington; Nationals LHP Brad Hand to the Blue Jays for C Riley Adams; Cubs RHP Ryan Tepera to the White Sox for LHP Bailey Horn.
- You have until midnight ET to submit Fish Picks for who will stay and who will go on the Marlins roster. Free to play, as always.
- Lots of Starling Marte/Jesús Luzardo reaction out there, as expected. Baseball Trade Values considers it an overpay from Oakland’s perspective. The Athletic’s Jim Bowden gives Kim Ng an “A” grade. Rates & Barrels recommends that Luzardo use his secondary pitches more often. His stuff is still filthy, writes Mark Chiarelli of Baseball America, but the Marlins will need to help him find more consistency. Jay Jaffe of FanGraphs projects Marte to be a major upgrade over the previous Athletics corner outfielders.
- Luzardo grew up as a Marlins fan!
- Spencer Morris gives you the backstory on outfielder Bryan De La Cruz (from the Yimi García trade).
- There is solid trade interest in Marlins relievers Richard Bleier and Dylan Floro, Craig Mish reports.
- Jai Correa of Pitcher List makes the case that Adam Duvall is being underrated.
- Man on 2nd is livestreaming with veteran sportswriter Kevin Kernan beginning at 6:00 p.m.
- Check out Fish Stripes Live via our Twitter/Twitch/YouTube accounts on Friday from 6:00-7:10 p.m. for our immediate post-deadline reactions.
- Where do your favorite Marlins prospects rank on Fish On The Farm’s Top 100 midseason update?
- College bats Tanner Allen (0-for-3, BB) and Zach Zubia (0-for-4) became the first 2021 Marlins draft picks to make their minor league debuts. Their presence wasn’t enough to spare the FCL Marlins from a no-hitter.
- Enter to win a game-worn Marlins spring training jersey, courtesy of the Jupiter Hammerheads.
- Here is the latest Outside the Box with Jeff Conine covering big stars who could get moved and the inner workings of the 2007 Mets who infamously collapsed in September.
- The Marlins team flight arrived in Miami Thursday afternoon—rather than Wednesday night—due to a mechanical problem on their usual plane.
- This will be the third Marlins homestand since LoanDepot Park returned to full capacity. I’d predict a total attendance of at least 100,000.