Jun 26, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison (5) congratulates third baseman Placido Polanco after Polanco hit a two run home run in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Fish Sweep! Fish Sweep!

The Miami Marlins went into June with a dismal 14-41 record, but have since gone 13-9 and, uh oh—don’t look now, sit seventeen games back of the NL East leading Atlanta Braves. Just two years ago, Miami (then Florida) won all of five games in June and were 34-43 at this point in the season, just seven games better than this year’s team. Along with winning a few games here and there, the Marlins are looking to sign their newly drafted baseball buddies. Here’s hoping they join the Fish!

McKeon-esque move to start Ruggiano | Fish Pond

Joe Frisaro at the Fish Pond discusses how choosing to start Justin Ruggiano over Juan Pierre against Matt Cain seemed really stupid at first, until it worked. I guess that’s what McKeon-esque means. Doing dumb things and looking smart when it all works out. Baseball is a funny game like that. I remember a story about Tony LaRussa bringing a raincoat on a trip despite the forecast pretty much guaranteeing it wouldn’t rain. No chance at all. Sure enough, it started to rain. And there was LaRussa, standing there… without his raincoat for some reason. McKeon-esque.

Draft pick chooses college over Marlins; talks continue with Colin Moran | Miami Herald

The title says it all. Matt Krook is going to Oregon to be a Duck instead of a Fish. HAVE IT YOUR WAY, PAL. Best wishes to Krook and his baseball career though, seriously.

Miami Marlins draft pick Matt Krook (35th overall) fails physical, will attend Oregon | Sun-Sentinel

Same story, but with a video of Krook. Both articles mention Colin Moran discussions.

Can Adeiny Hechavarria be a major leaguer? | Fish Stripes

“Hey, Adeiny Hechavarria can’t hit the baseball too good. Will he survive in the major leagues?” If you’ve ever found yourself asking that, Dakota Schmidt at Fish Stripes has you covered.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

2013 MLB Draft: Matt Krook Fails Physical, Will Attend University Of Oregon

Ehsan put his personal spin on the story of the night. Krook failed a physical and will play in Oregon, despite agreeing to terms.

Miami Marlins Defense Has Also Improved

Placido is watching the Marlins, just like you and me. And is noticing improvement everywhere, including defensively! Excellent!

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