Offishial news, 10/25/23: Diamondbacks vs. Rangers WS; Beckett still has the ball

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes our updated top prospects list.

Tuesday’s Games

Marlins Podcast Episodes

  • Here is our updated Fish On First Top 30 prospects list. Isaac Azout, Kevin Barral and I ranked the top talent in the Marlins farm system entering the 2023-24 offseason, with RHP Noble Meyer in the No. 1 spot.
  • In postseason news, the Diamondbacks pulled off the upset! They defeated the Phillies on the road in NLCS Game 7 to clinch the National League pennant, only their second in franchise history. NLCS MVP Ketel Marte set an MLB record by recording a hit in his 16th straight postseason game to begin his career. After shining brightly in the NLDS, Nick Castellanos went 1-for-24 at the plate during this series with strikeouts in all seven games.
  • Elsewhere around baseball, Craig Breslow is reportedly the new chief baseball officer of the Boston Red Sox. That resolution should allow the Marlins to kick their own job search into high gear. The Giants’ official hiring of manager Bob Melvin could happen as soon as today. Melvin’s replacement in San Diego is expected to come internally.
  • Join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET for a new edition of Fish On First LIVE on YouTube/Twitter/Twitch that will include our World Series predictions. With chiropractic care and functional health, La Pop takes a preventative approach that optimizes wellness and quality of life for all ages. Find out more here!
    • Glenn Geffner’s View from the Bleachers concludes that the Marlins’ payroll must continue to rise in order to give the new baseball operations head a chance of assembling a competitive team in 2024.
    • Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald notes that today is the one-year anniversary of Skip Schumaker‘s hiring as Marlins manager. In the words of Luis Arraez, “he’s the best.”
    • For Palm Beach Stories, Joe Capozzi details what made Beckett’s final out so unique. The ball from that series-clinching play remains in the right-hander’s home, still being held inside the glove he was using on that historic night.

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