Morning Marlin Maniacs, TGIF to you. Now that summer is upon us, we’re gonna shoot for some consistency. The Fish Flash will be shifting to a “triweekly” format, posting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We’ll stick with this for June, and reevaluate once trade rumors start to fly come July.
For this installment of your morning dose of Marlins coverage, we have samplings ranging from the return of a familiar face, to a familiar theme for a fan favorite, to a “no news is good news” feature on a league legend. Wherever your interest lies, the Fish Flash has you covered. Time to dive in.
He’s truly the team’s Energizer Bunny, and might be more in need of a day off than anyone on the roster. But Miami Marlins’ second baseman Derek Dietrich apparently has little to fear from his wrist injury last night, according to Glenn Sattell of MLB.com. Read up on how the most hit player in the majors got hit this time, and what kind of time table he’s looking at return-wise.
Lousy return outing aside, this is great news for the Marlins. The Miami Herald’s Andre C. Fernandez has the story on the return of bullpen fixture Mike Dunn to Don Mattingly‘s late inning arsenal. Read up on the return of the Marlins top left-handed option, who could make team history as soon as this month.
Lastly, ESPN.com News Services has the above brief write up, replete with PTI commentary, on the turbulent playing days personality of Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds. In the news this week because apparently nothing else of interest is going on in the world (alright, he did give an interview last week), the substance of the story related here has triggered a slew of commentary from some of the more well known talking heads in the Biz, and their memories of interviewing the Home Run King*.
*Just because I thought it was a great hire doesn’t me doesn’t get the asterisk.