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Offishial news, 8/24/21: Cabrera call-up; Snappers sweepstakes; Fish On The Farm opening

The latest Miami Marlins coverage entering an intriguing homestand.

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  • Monday’s minor league scores: FCL Marlins lost, 4-0; DSL Marlins lost, 2-1.
  • FiveThirtyEight gives the Marlins a 48% chance to win their series opener against the Nationals.
  • Tank race update: The Marlins are on pace to receive the No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.
  • Our condolences to Trevor Rogers, who tells Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald that both of his grandfathers passed away earlier this month after contracting COVID-19. His mother was hospitalized and put on a ventilator, but thankfully recovered. There still isn’t a set date for when Rogers will begin a brief minor league rehab assignment.
  • Edward Cabrera on Wednesday will become the 18th(!) different starting pitcher used by the Marlins this season.
  • Stoffer Cochran of Prospects 1500 released a midseason update to his Marlins Top 50 prospects list. Max Meyer and Sixto Sánchez edge out Cabrera for the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively.
  • Fish On The Farm seeks a contributor to report on Marlins prospects. If interested, please contact @marlinsminors via direct message on Twitter or send an email to hammerhead33065@yahoo.com.
  • Tess Taruskin of FanGraphs got her first live look at Eury Pérez during Pérez’s High-A debut. “These early days have been about as promising as you could ask for,” she writes.
  • Wanna see him for yourself?! The Beloit Snappers are running a sweepstakes—win an all-inclusive trip to Beloit, which include game tickets to a game of your choice during the week of September 7 (must live within 100 miles of LoanDepot Park for eligibility).
  • Man On Second Baseball’s Joe Frisaro reflects on Miguel Cabrera realizing his “generational” talent. Our own Nicole Cahill experienced Miggy the Marlins from a different perspective and writes about it here.
  • The fight for fourth place between the Marlins and Nats begins at 7:10 p.m. Tune in to our Fish Stripes Live pre-series stream at 6:10 p.m.—simulcast on YouTube, Twitter and Twitch—featuring Just Baseball’s Aram Leighton.

  • On this day in 2016, José Fernández broke the all-time Marlins single-season strikeout record. Cabrera has the upside to potentially challenge that mark someday.
  • Ron Cox unpacks the possible consequences of Major League Baseball’s proposed “payroll floor.”
  • Marlins Impact Week is underway, focused on wellness, empowerment and youth baseball and softball.