Dakota Schmidt

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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, hefty cost!

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 how you can meet Marlins legend Jeff Conine.

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 Maine's impact players.

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 baseball.

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 The Association?

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 to an NBA team (again).

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 opportunity to speak w/ top NBADL prospect Willie Reed.

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 surrounding Miami.

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 with links related to the Marlins and the rest of MLB

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 signing.

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 signing.

Fish Bites: Entering the Saltalamacchia era


As the Marlins enter the Jarrod Saltalamacchia era, check out the bevy of different links that could be related to Miami's next move.

Does Pierre Jackson Have A Future In The NBA?


After being picked up by the Idaho Stampede in the 2013 NBADL Draft, guard Pierre Jackson is quickly making an impact with his new team. Does the Pelicans guard have a future in the NBA? Or is he destined to a career of mediocrity.

Fish Bites: Offseason targets acquired

While the baseball world waits for the Winter Meetings in early December, the Marlins are preparing to make some minor moves of their own. Read about those potential moves in this edition of Fish Bites as we look at potential deals surrounding Scott

Miami Marlins Interested In David Freese

As noted by beat reporter Joe Frisaro, the Marlins are pondering if Cardinals infielder David Freeze would be a viable fit for the team. Could his offensive ability be enough to warrant the acquisition? Or could he be too costly?

Fish Bites: Fernandez and Eovaldi Pegged As Future


Two of the bright points for the Marlins during the 2013 season was the overall pitching performance of NL Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez and Nathan Eovaldi.

DeAndre Liggins On His Journey Back To the NBA


After being waived by the OKC Thunder this offseason, defensive standout DeAndre Liggins will hope to use the D-League and the Sioux Falls Skyforce to help with his journey back to the NBA.

Q&A: New D-Fenders Coach Bob MacKinnon On His Role


Mere weeks before the start of the D-League season, Ridiculous Upside had the opportunity to interview D-Fenders head coach Bob MacKinnon about his new role with the team. With that, MacKinnon also discussed his relationship with the Lakers.

Miami Marlins claim Jimmy Paredes off of waivers

To start off the 2013-14 offseason, the Marlins have acquired former Astros utility man Jimmy Paredes. Could his speed and defensive flexibility turn him into an asset for Miami? Or will his struggles at the plate keep him in the minor leagues?

Fish Bites: Calm Before Free Agency

Per usual for this time of the year, news is extremely limited for the Marlins and the rest of the league in general. With that said, this week's Fish Bites will guide you through some of the latest news on the Marlins, MLB and of course Fish Stripes

Shareef Abdur-Rahim On New Role With Reno Bighorns


Recently, had the opportunity to have a short interview with Reno Bighorns GM and Sacramento Kings President of Player Personnel Shareef Abdur-Rahim to discuss his new role with the Bighorns and about the D-League in general.

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