Miami Marlins Fish Flash 4/1

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Mar 22, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) delivers a pitch during a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 22, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) delivers a pitch during a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Morning Marlin Maniacs, TGIF to you.  Fresh off a day of well deserved rest, baseball is back for two more days of fake action against the visiting Yankees.  Honestly just have my fingers crossed we can roll with the definition below, and TGIF doesn’t end up translating to “Totally Gonna Injure Fernandez”.

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Friday-Meme-21 /

Sorry, too early in the morning to kid about that? Yea, probably was- hopefully your favorite wizard cheered you up.

More from Marlins News

As for the Fish Flash, we’ll look to bring you up to speed on some free agent chatter, entertain you with the annual diatribe against the team for not spending as much as they should, and round it off with a look at your Opening Day starter.  Let’s dive in.

Miguel Gonzalez Being Pursued By Fish?

SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo cites five teams as being interested in the 31-yr old right hander, and former rotation mate of Marlins Opening Day starter Wei-Yin Chen, with Miami very much among them.  Is this for depth, or should Jarred Cosart not feel to comfortable after all?  MLB Trade Rumors provides a solid rundown as well, here.

Sky Is Blue, Never Start A Land War In Asia, Loria Is Cheap 

After fourteen years, it’s just really hard to get riled up about this.  It’s not that Jeffrey Loria is never going to spend enough to make everyone happy- it’s that I don’t think he can.  Honestly, that $325 million mark reserved for Giancarlo Stanton angered more talking heads than it pleased.  The guy just can’t win, even if he felt inclined to try.  Be that as it may, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson takes you through the latest depressing payroll numbers, just in time for the start of the season.  What stands out here though is it the most illuminating look yet at what actually is a pretty legitimate problem for the Marlins when it comes to their bankroll.  Check it out.

Wei-Yin Chen Talks Opener 

Last but least, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro shares his conversation with Marlins Opening Day starter Wei-Yin Chen to get his thoughts and reaction on the news he would be starting the first game of the season.

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