Morning Marlin Maniacs, may Thursday be the new Friday for you. Of course, that would involve there actually being some baseball to watch…it’s always the Thursday that’s the killer for me during the All-Star Break. Maybe I’ll watch Field of Dreams tonight. The Sandlot is even on Netflix. All kinds of choices.
Or just watch this. It’s how I got through a baseball-less Wednesday night. At least skip ahead to 7:32 and enjoy for a few moments.
But we’ve digressed enough.
This morning’s Fish Flash is all about taking stock and looking forward. Tis the season, after all. From a mid-season review, to the continued search for fixing the fifth spot in the rotation, to next year’s All-Star Game, we’ve got you covered. Time to dive in.
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It’s been a fun first half, even if it wasn’t exactly what we expected. So before moving on, let’s take a quick look back. MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro gives you the half season in review.
Steve Adams over at MLBTradeRumors, with an assist from some Barry Jackson source material, guides you through rumored attempts and possibilities the Marlins might explore to shore up the back end of their rotation. He also covers the names you already know and loath toiling down at AAA.
Reportedly, David Samson asked if someone would pass off a baseball-bat torch to him to carry back to Marlins Park, but no such luck. I’ve also completely made up that report. What isn’t made up is this fine piece by the Miami Herald’s Andre C. Fernandez recapping how the Fish fared in this year’s Midsummer Classic, and the hopes the front office has for next year’s showcase event in Miami.
And honestly, I feel a little bad for making fun of Samson there. I’m really excited about the Marlins hosting.