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Offishial news, 2/17/23: New baseball consultants; Eury and Sandy; 2023 playoff odds

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes details about a Fish Stripes bobblehead giveaway.

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  • Only a few hours left to enter our Marlins Spring Training bobblehead giveaway by getting a Fish Stripes Twitter subscription!
  • Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and the DoubleTree in Palm Beach Gardens are teaming up to give one lucky fan the “perfect baseball weekend” this spring.
  • Thursday was the official report date for all Marlins pitchers and catchers. The only unexpected absentee is Huascar Brazoban, who’s being delayed by visa-related issues. The Dominican right-hander was relatively successful as a rookie (3.09 ERA, 3.99 FIP, 0.58 WPA in 32.0 IP), but will still need to compete for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
  • The Marlins may be done shopping for relief reinforcements. Matt Moore is off the market after inking a one-year, $7.55 million deal with the Angels. Six teams were in attendance to scout Zach Britton’s latest throwing session, but not the Fish.
  • The Marlins hired baseball veterans Terry Collins and Dave Wallace as a baseball consultant and pitching consultant, respectively. Both have decades of MLB/MiLB coaching experience.
  • Eury Pérez says he’s determined “to gain a little more weight, so I can maintain myself in the game a little longer and [gain] more stamina” (via Christina De Nicola, Working intimately with Sandy Alcantara should help the Marlins’ top prospect reach his full potential.
  • Alex Carver of Fish On The Farm shared his main takeaways after surveying a Marlins MiLB scrimmage.
  • Our 2023 Marlins Season Preview rolls on with a new article about Jon Berti (by Daniel Rodriguez).
  • FanGraphs’ 2023 playoff odds are now live. The Marlins are at 17.5%, slightly higher than their PECOTA number (15.7%).
  • “With two big-time, swing-and-miss pitches in his curveball and changeup, and improved command of his four-seam fastball,” Andrew Simon of thinks Jesús Luzardo is a strong breakout candidate for 2023. Also on, Anthony Castrovince labels Jazz Chisholm Jr. as the “most interesting” player at Marlins camp.
  • I finally cobbled together a series of Marlins FanFest photos from Danis Sosa and Kevin Barral, plus video of Jeff Conine’s “surprise announcement” regarding throwback uniforms.