Miami Marlins Fish Flash 1/16

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Aug 15, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) scores against Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart (left) during the sixth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 15, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) scores against Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart (left) during the sixth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports /
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Morning Marlin Maniacs, and welcome to today’s Fish Flash. Our first of the New Year no less! So with vacations and Dolphins behind us, time for us to all settle in for another season of Marlins baseball in 2017.

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It’s a long way to go until Spring Training gets underway, be your definition be pitchers and catchers reporting or actual Spring games being played. But it’s a chunk of time that always seems to fly by, although to be fair, part of that has always depended on the Heat being a compelling distraction.

So with that, we’re off. From fantasy glory, to a potential new position, to arbitration news, we’ve got you covered. Time to dive in.

Miguel Ramos: Fantasy Football Guru? 

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the fantasy football genius on the Marlins isn’t a Giancarlo Stanton that could have played at USC, or a J.T. Realmuto that was a championship caliber high school quarterback. It’s Miguel Ramos. Give it a read if you’re up for a laugh.

Will J.T. Pull A Posey? 

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com certainly seems to think so.  All signs seem to point towards Realmuto spending some time at first base this season, and the Marlins beat reporter takes you through the reasons why. Worth a look, and possibly worth tinkering with your fantasy baseball draft board.

Arbitration Time 

Lastly, we’ll steer you in the direction of Joe Frisaro one more time for the most comprehensive breakdown you’ll see of how the Marlins fared with their arbitration eligible players. However, you’d do well to also check out the MLBTradeRumors report, which includes the original projections. See who’s coming back, who’s yet to sign, and what they’re worth.

Next: Enough To Compete?

And that’s all for today Fish Fans. Check in Wednesday for the next Fish Flash crop. Who knows, maybe we’ll have finally gotten around to signing Jason Hammel by then.

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