Miami Marlins Fish Flash 5/1: Ichiro, Marlins Sale, Lefties

The Miami Marlins honor living legend Ichiro Suzuki. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The Miami Marlins honor living legend Ichiro Suzuki. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

Morning Marlin Maniacs, a Marvelous Monday to you, and welcome to your Miami Marlins Fish Flash.

Much like the rest of us, the Miami Marlins have plenty of work ahead of them. April ended with the club having lost three of four series to finish below .500 after a relatively feel good start to the season. Even the happiest story surrounding the team has taken a bit of a negative turn.

It’s on the Fish to make their fans forget the last month ever happened, starting with today’s May Day opener with Tampa Bay.

Before that though, we’e found the top three Marlins stories from the weekend to close the book on April. An April that I’m sure we would all like to forget.

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From the honoring of a legend, to a gloomy baseball economics lesson, to a pretty quick junking of a preseason plan, we’ve got you covered. Time to dive in.

A picture is worth 3000 hits

First off, the Miami Marlins honored living legend Ichiro Suzuki this weekend with a Hall of Fame caliber tribute. The tribute that was supposed to take place back around the same time as Jose Fernandez‘s passing, was postponed until last night.

Full points for class and creativity on this move by the Fish top brass. The Miami Herald’s Andre C. Fernandez has the call.

Garcia To Stick? 

So, remember that innovative, New Age, lefty-less bullpen the Marlins were going to run with for the whole season? Yea, neither does Don Mattingly.

Jarlin Garcia has been pretty impressive since being called up after extra-innings marathon against the Mets. This transition is the same on that saw Nick Wittgren find his way back into the Minors after a phenomenal showing to start the season.

It appears shaking him lose from the MLB roster might not be a foregone conclusion after all.’s Joe Frisaro takes you through it.

Apparently, It’s Never Easy

Lastly, the stories surrounding the long awaited sale of the Miami Marlins continue to grow gloomier. While it still seems certain that a sale will happen, it might not be the sale first anticipated, and could come with some real consequences for the roster.

The best of the bunch breaking this down would be the above Derek Jeter-flavored offering by The New York Post’s Joel Sherman.

Next: Road Struggles For Fish?

That’s a wrap for today Marlin Maniacs. We’ll Flash again on Friday.