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Offishial news, 4/7/23: Tyler O’Neill rumors; Sandy CG rankings; home run chain, explained

Today’s Marlins news roundup also remembers the MLB debut of José Fernández.

A.J. Puk #35 of the Miami Marlins pitches against the Minnesota Twins on April 4, 2023 at loanDepot park in Miami, Florida. Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images

Marlins Podcast Episodes

  • Thursday’s Marlins MiLB scores: Triple-A Jacksonville lost, 11-7; Low-A Jupiter lost, 7-2. Peyton Burdick (Jacksonville) homered for the third time this season and got an outfield assist with an outstanding throw to home plate. Karson Milbrandt (Jupiter) averaged 95 mph on his fastball in his Opening Day start for the Hammerheads.
  • Designated for assignment by the Marlins earlier in the week, Jeff Lindgren cleared waivers and was outrighted to Jacksonville, so he remains in the Marlins organization.
  • The Marlins and Cardinals previously discussed a trade involving Tyler O’Neill, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Rosenthal brought it up again because St. Louis has excellent outfield depth that could make O’Neill expendable, particularly after the club benched him for lack of hustle on the basepaths (O’Neill said he dialed down his effort to preserve his health). Although O’Neill currently serves as the Cardinals’ primary center fielder, he is best suited for left field.
  • So typical of the Braves, despite entering the 2023 season with a void at shortstop, they’re getting outstanding production from an unlikely place. Orlando Arcia upped his wRC+ to 185 on Thursday with a three-hit game that included a walk-off RBI single.
  • A new Down the Dorsal breakdown from John Turlington focused on last week’s Flashback Friday game.

  • I attempted to rank the 10 complete games that Sandy Alcantara has thrown for the Marlins, accounting for quality of competition and the circumstances surrounding the team entering each of the starts.
  • Alex Krutchik recommended buying stock in Jorge Soler, Nick Fortes and Jesús Luzardo before the public recognizes just how good they are.
  • As the Marlins begin their first road trip of 2023, Glenn Geffner described what big league travel is really like.
  • On this day 10 years ago, Marlins phenom José Fernández made his major league debut.
  • Christina De Nicola of reported that Edward Cabrera and Yuli Gurriel are the masterminds between the new Marlins home run celebration, with Cabrera suggesting that hitters wear a thick Marlins chain and Gurriel suggesting that they pair it with sunglasses.
  • Loud Marlins Fan explained the chain’s origin story to Peter Pratt on Locked On Marlins.
  • New Marlins-themed Pitching Ninja t-shirts from RotoWear are now available for pre-order.