Dakota Schmidt

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Fish Bites: War of the Pitchers

As Spring Training wares on, there's a war for roster spots in both the starting rotation and bullpen. Keep up to the date with those continuing battles, latest in the MLB and more with this...

Fish Bites: Jose Fernandez and DOGGY!

As we move through Spring Training, the constant battle for roster sports continue. Keep up to date with everything Marlins, MLB and Fish Stripes related with this edition of Fish Bites.

Idaho Stampede Guard Kevin Murphy Talks to RU


D-League standout Kevin Murphy recently spoke with Ridiculous Upside about his role with the Stampede after the departure of Pierre Jackson, connection with Dee Bost and the importance that the...

Is the NBA Missing Out On Justin Hamilton?


Over the weekend, a trio of D-League front-court players were signed to 10-day contracts. With the pool of D-League bigs continuing to dwindle, SIoux Falls big Justin Hamilton is in the upper...

Examining the Potential of Nick Wittgren

As Spring Training continues on, top-notch relief prospect Nick Wittgren sits on the verge of a possible spot in the Marlins rotation. Does Wittgren have the skills to break into Miami's bullpen?...

Fish Bites: New Rules and Tainted Numbers

As Spring Training continues, this edition of Fish Stripes gives you the latest news surrounding the Miami Marlins, the MLB and the site itself.

Fish Bites: Start of Spring Training

While the winter cold continues to strike most of the US, Central Florida stands at center stage as Miami's pitchers and catchers have reported to duty. As baseball is on the horizon, this edition...

Fish Bites: Four Horsemen and Heroes

With Spring Training around the corner, this edition of Fish Bites takes a look at some early 2014 predictions.

Q&A With Canton Charge Coach Steve Hetzel


Ridiculous Upside recently spoke with Canton Charge head coach Steve Hetzel to discuss his relationship with Coach Brown, the success of the Charge, his selection to the D-League All-Star game and...

Breaking Down the 2014 D-League All-Star Game


In anticipation of next week's D-League All-Star game, Ridiculous Upside is going to give a brief scouting report on the twenty NBADL prospects who will compete in the competition.

Trip through Thuzio: Marlins edition

There are plenty of former Marlins players who are interested in being at your next event for the right price. If you use the site Thuzio, you can hang out with your favorite former Fish at a nice,...

Fish Bites: Dawn Of Spring Training

With the Super Bowl now behind us, Marlins Spring Training is now clearly closing in. In anticipation of Spring Training, this edition of Fish Bites takes a look at a few 2014 predictions and about...

Marlins Show Interest in Reliever Nick Masset

As reported by Fox Sports insider Ken Rosenthal, the Marlins are in pursuit of former Reds reliever Nick Masset who's been out of the game for two seasons.

Fish Bites: Predictions and Minor Signings

As we near February and the subsequent start to the 2014 Spring Training, this edition of Fish Stripes fills you in on the multiple predictions and minor moves centered around the Marlins.

Maine Red Claws Coach Mike Taylor On Rajon Rondo


Ridiculous Upside recently had the opportunity to talk with Maine Red Claws coach Mike Taylor to discuss Rajon Rondo's recent workout with the team, his relationship with Brad Stevens, and some of...

Biggest "can't miss" Marlins player of 2014?

With the start of Spring Training nearly a month away, Fish Stripes has to ask the question on the biggest "can't miss" Marlins player of 2014.

Fish Bites: Around the corner from Spring Training

As we enter the final weeks before the start of 2014 Spring Training, take some time to look at this latest edition of Fish Bites that will give you the latest on the Marlins and the world of...

Kiwi Gardner Talks About Being Santa Cruz's Spark


As the Santa Cruz Warriors aim for a repeat trip to the NBADL Finals, spoke with Kiwi Gardner, one of the team's biggest spark plugs off the bench this season.

Fish Bites: Hall of Fame edition

With the Hall of Fame announcements coming up soon, this edition of Fish Bites takes you through some of the latest Marlins news while previewing the upcoming Baseball Hall of Fame.

Could Defensive Stopper Jarvis Varnado Be In NBA?


With the D-League Showcase now underway, Iowa Energy big man Jarvis Varnado is going to use this opportunity in hopes of catching with an NBA franchise. Does he have the skills to make his way to...

What's The Most Memorable Moment of 2013?

With 2013 now behind us, we want to hear your opinion on what was the most memorable moment of the year for the Miami Marlins.

Fish Bites: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! To open up 2014, take a look at some of the most notable pieces related to the Marlins or just the MLB in general.

Willie Reed Breaks Down His On the Court Approach


In the continuation of a two-part interview with Armor big man Willie Reed, the young gun discusses his overall playing style, which NBA player he would compare himself to and, what he could bring...

Willie Reed Discusses What's Next For PJ Hairston


A season after being the leading scorer for the North Carolina Tar Heels, PJ Hariston was removed from school. As Hariston looks to begin his career as a professional, Ridiculous Upside had the...

Fish Bites: Where Do We Go From Here?

After an active start to the off-season, the Marlins are still looking to improve their overall team including their third base position. Also, this piece is centered around other various topics...

2013 Winter Meetings: Would Mat Gamel be worth it?

With the Marlins pursuing a third baseman to fill out their improved infield, Fish Stripes' Dakota Schmidt takes a look at the history of Mat Gamel and looks at his possible role with the team.

Fish Bites: Winter Meetings Edition

While the Marlins have made waves after acquiring Saltalamacchia, Furcal and Garrett Jones, the team still appears to be active with Winter Meetings underway. Follow the Winter Meetings coverage...

Rafael Furcal signing: Fish Stripes response

To help improve the team's offense after the Saltalamacchia signing, the Marlins signed former All-Star infielder Rafael Furcal to a one-year deal. We want to hear your thoughts on this interesting...

Saltalamacchia signing: Community response

With the biggest move since the 2011 offseason, the Miami Marlins have signed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three year, $21 million dollar deal. We want to hear your opinions on this huge...

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