Miami Marlins Fish Flash 3/31
Morning Marlin Maniacs; here’s hoping Thursday continues to be the new Friday for you this fine day. We’re baseball-less by choice today as the Marlins wrapped up Grapefruit League play yesterday with a 3-0 loss to the Cardinals, dropping the Fish 3-4 vs St. Louis this spring. Only the pair of exhibition contests against the Yankees stand between us and official, counts for your fantasy stats baseball.
This morning’s Fish Flash starts your day off right with some major roster announcements, a major pronouncement on a certain right fielder’s power, and an intriguing season preview of the club’s potential chances. Let’s dive in.
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Marlins Officially Round Out Rotation
Before packing his bags for Little Havana, Marlins manager Don Mattingly released his official starting pitching rotation heading into 2016. Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald has the story in the above link; while the final three pieces of the puzzle likely won’t surprise, the order of them will help jolt you awake. Start drinking the Adam Conley Kool-Aid.
Stanton Offers Historic Potential Every Year
MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro strives to pump up Marlins fans by pointing out at just how historic a clip star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton might be belting out home runs in 2016. Suffice it to say, the Miami Marlins hitting coach might have to look over his shoulder one day.
ESPN MLB Power Rankings Reports On Marlins
For perhaps the first time in team history, my personal prediction almost perfectly mirrors that of ESPN. My call for an 80-82 exceeds the Eastern Sports Network by a single game, but ESPN Insider’s Tommy Rancel provides plenty of examples of how both those tallies could be improved upon if things break just right.