Miami Marlins Take Best of Bad Situation in Signing Placido Polanco – Fish Stripes

So what can we expect out of Polanco in 2013? Any discussion regarding Polanco typically begins with his glove, which remains stellar. Over the last three seasons, he has posted an average Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) of 12.6 runs above average per full season of play. Polanco passed the eye test as well, at least when it came to the Fans Scouting Report. He was rated ninth among … [Read more...]

Trade for Marlins, Tigers makes sense | MLB.com: News

The Marlins know a little bit about expectations. With an abnormally aggressive offseason, they created them for themselves. Now, in shipping off what could be the first of several established players and bringing back a prospect package, Miami is embracing the grim reality of a 2012 gone awry and firmly looking forward. If nothing else, you have to appreciate the … [Read more...]

Marlins Make it Four Straight in Nail Biter in San Diego

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It has literally been by the skin of their teeth that the Marlins are on a 4 game winning streak and sometimes, that's the way the game works. Previously they couldn't find a win, let alone a hole to shoot a ball through for a hit. Their 6 game losing streak was snapped with some heroics back in Miami and now it seems they are unstoppable away from the new digs and the Longball … [Read more...]

Omar Infante’s Slide Saves Fish

Should you take the blue pill or the red pill? Omar Infante obviously was channeling Neo from the Matrix as he slid into home last night during the 11th inning. His acrobatic move gave the Marlins the go ahead run. It was also the 7th win in a row for the Marlins over the Nats in Washington. The Fish were looking for vengeance, dropping two of three against the Nats while on … [Read more...]

The Future of the Fish: 2011 A Look Ahead

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So now that the dust is settling on the Dan Uggla trade, we've come to learn two basic things: The Marlins did make a very fair offer to Uggla and his representatives. They opted to take their chances elsewhere, looking to get a 5 year deal at around $70+M. Marlins offered 4 years at $48M. Kind of reminds one of the Pudge Rodriguez exit, eh? Marlins brass want to be a … [Read more...]