Miami Marlins Fish Flash 2/18
Morning Marlin Maniacs. This is officially it- the last morning you need wake up without the knowledge the Miami Marlins are hard at work getting ready for the 2016 season. In fact, some MLB clubs started up today….so yep, it’s spring. Spring Training is here!
Okay, got that out of my system. Least till tomorrow. And then the first full-squad workout. And the first Spring game. Many more joyful exclamations to come.
But in the meantime, let’s get you started with today’s Fish Flash. Some good stories out there to quench your Marlins thirst with, ranging from an ESPN exclusive followup to the Clark Spencer piece mentioned here earlier this week, to some info on just who will be filling the shoes of the great Tommy Hutton. Time to dive in.
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I’ll be honest. Have loved Buster Olney ever since he actually responded to a tweet of mine asking whether he or his doppelgänger was at the same Clemson coffee shop as I was that day; that alone is worth giving him your clicks. But the fact he knows his stuff doesn’t hurt either. The above analysis of what it takes to be an effective MLB coach, and instances where past star hitters have struggled to make the adjustment, is no exception. Check it out.
Besides being an awesome example of why I stayed as far away from math as possible when it came to pick a career, the above calculus seems to be what the Miami Marlins and Fox Sports have come up with to fill the broadcasting booth vacancy created by the fall firing of veteran long-time analyst Tommy Hutton. Hutton, demonstrating his typical class, congratulated the new cast.
Per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez will be working with an innings limit this season. While the number has been thrown around on the net for the last twenty-four hours, the above is a bit of a more thoughtful discussion as to what that limit might end up being, drawing from a variety of sources.