Miami Marlins Fish Flash 5/16

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May 15, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) is congratulated by manager Don Mattingly (8) after scoring a run during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
May 15, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) is congratulated by manager Don Mattingly (8) after scoring a run during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /
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Morning Marlin Maniacs.  Let’s see what we can do to cure that case of the Mondays.  Could be worse…you could be Jose Bautista‘s face.

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Of course, if were Jose Bautista’s face, presumably you’d be much richer than you presently are, unless we’ve really started to bring in the big money readers here.

In any event, nothing nearly this hilarious happened in yesterday’s series finale, and the Marlins were able to salvage a split with the Nationals in order to improve to 20-17 on the season.

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If I officially worked for the Marlins, I’d be contractually obligated at this point to tell you that this 20-17 team will be hosting the 2017 All-Star Game at beautiful Marlins Park.

But as I don’t, let’s just move on to your Fish Flash.  The club is feeling the love for their new skipper, the organization as a whole is making some big strides, and none of that kept the team from calling up their third best prospect this weekend.

Let’s dive in.

Mattingly Motivating Marlins 

Michael Stern of the Miami Herald sees a lot to like in manager Don Mattingly, and it would appear the clubbiest clubhouse in the bigs feels the same way.  Check it out as you gird yourself for a furious week of NL East action.

Marlins Building From Bottom Up 

Certainly, Mattingly and hitting coach Barry Bonds have drawn the lion’s share of positive buzz as we close in on the quarter pole of the season.  But according to the Herald’s Barry Jackson, the entire organization is slowly undergoing a makeover.  Read up, and maybe go catch a minor league game .

Garcia Prepping For Debut 

Due to injuries to Nefi Ogando and Kendry Flores, the team saw fit to call-up one their highest regarded prospects in Jarlin Garcia  in order to build up some bullpen depth.  One would have to think the young lefty has an MLB shelf life of exactly as long as Edwin Jackson needs to get back to MLB readiness, but you never know.  Alex Putterman of MLB.com takes you through some of Garcia’s numbers, and how me might be utilized.

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