Miami Marlins Fish Flash 7/14
TGIF Marlin Maniacs, and a belated Bastille Day to you. And it would also appear that a belated Happy National Hot Dog Day is in order. Wonder which got more press overseas….
But much more importantly, the Miami Marlins return to action today as baseball’s second half gets underway. For the Marlins, that means twenty consecutive games, right through the Trade Deadline. Or in other words, there could be as many as three more starts from someone largely pointless out of the fifth spot in the rotation. Let’s pray it isn’t four.
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This morning’s Fish Flash is about looking ahead. From what the Marlins might trade for, to what they won’t, to what Don Mattingly thinks of his club, we’ve got you covered. Time to dive in.
As stoves heat up across baseball in anticipation of August 1st, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro has some welcome news for Fish fans. Frisaro shares some insight from the front office, and highlights the different routes the Marlins could explore in bolstering the roster. Give it a read, and keep hope alive.
Mattingly Wants Marlins Wanting More
According to the Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer, don’t be too quick count manager Don Mattingly among the list of people uberly satisfied with what the team has done to date. There’s plenty of work left to do, and Donnie Baseball is determined to make sure that’s understood in the clubhouse. Talk about a culture change, and an article worth your time.
Lastly, and regrettably, we have to inform you that one option to improve the club is officially off the table. The Red Sox struck first in the race to nab, by 2016 Deadline standards anyway, a top starting pitcher. Consider Drew Pomeranz crossed off the wish list. AP Sportswriter Jimmy Golen gets you up to speed on what it took to get the deal done.