Miami Marlins Fish Flash 2/11

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Aug 16, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Xavier Paul (bottom) looks away as Miami Heat mascot Burnie (left) talks with Florida Panther mascot Stanley C. Panther (right) during a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 16, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Xavier Paul (bottom) looks away as Miami Heat mascot Burnie (left) talks with Florida Panther mascot Stanley C. Panther (right) during a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Morning Fish Nation, and welcome to your daily Fish Flash.  We’re a week away, and as baseball teams across the country tweet out links of their mass mobilizations to Arizona and Florida, one can’t help but think the Miami Marlins must be loving that 80 minute commute between Roger Dean and Marlins Park.  Probably leaves lots of time to unwind to kick back, as one recent story reflects below.  We also give a nod to some recent international sports news, as well as one breakout prediction for one of Miami’s best young stars.

More from Marlins News

Ever wanted to feel that you have something in common with an All-Star second baseman, a Gold Glove caliber shortstop, and a major league starting pitcher?  Well if you’re a basketball fan, you’re in luck. Nothing like some cross-town sports solidarity to make fans smile during the pro sports nadir of February and March.  The Marlins made sure to release photos ASAP, but this solid Miami Herald piece pulls it all together.

Baseball America wasted no time in analyzing how soon baseball might see the Gurriel brothers suiting up for an MLB club.  However, it might not be as soon as you’d expect, and arrival times could differ widely between the senior sibling and the youngster.  Check it out.

Lastly, the most Marlins note of the bunch.  Former GM Jim Bowden, the man I always have to stop myself from calling Jeff due my FSU tenure spent waiting for the junior Bowden to come with a third down play that wasn’t running up the middle, puts Christian Yelich at the top of his list of breakout candidates for 2016.  For the Yelich info, as well as the other stars covered, it’s a solid read- whether you want fantasy advice, or reason to hope for a playoff push.

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