With the 2020 MLB season only weeks away, the Marlins continue to tinker with their in-stadium entertainment and parking.
Marlins, The Clevelander mutually agree to split
SLATER SCOOP: The Clevelander is out at Marlins Park.
The left field area will now be used for a “wide variety of audiences,” Marlins exec Adam Jones tells me about the mutually-agreed split.
The space will not have a pool. pic.twitter.com/0BvBmrvogr
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) March 5, 2020
The popular South Beach hotel/bar has had a presence at Marlins Park since the stadium opened in 2012. But Chief Revenue Officer Adam Jones tells local radio host Andy Slater that the area beyond the left field fence is being repurposed to serve a “wide variety of audiences.” While further details aren’t available yet, it’s safe to assume a different musical playlist coming from the speakers and more clothing on the employees.
Out of curiosity, we polled Fish Stripes Twitter followers to gauge their experience with The Clevelander:
After 8 seasons, The Clevelander is no longer at Marlins Park, Andy Slater reports.
Be honest: Did you ever go there during a Marlins game?
— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) March 5, 2020
Here is a more specific version of the poll for the rest of you to participate in:
Parking price reset
Speaking of Adam Jones, you may remember his appearance with me on Fish Bites way back in October? He teased that the cost to use the Marlins Park garages would be coming down in 2020.
Finally on Wednesday, the team released full details about that as well as how the PayByPhone option should expedite the process.
Marlins shortstop/cover boy
Island Origins Magazine, which covers the Caribbean American community, did a profile on everybody’s favorite Bahamian ballplayer. Jazz Chisholm tells them about his grandmother’s influence on his career and his comfort level with the Marlins organization. Despite spending much of the winter in South Florida, he was back home in January for the 2020 Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise.
So far in Grapefruit League competition, Chisholm is slashing .273/.429/.364 with two stolen bases in seven games. Depending on injuries, trade deadline activity and his own performance, you may see the 22-year-old in the majors by the end of the season.
Bobbleheads on sale!
Head over to FOCO—this weekend only—for Marlins Game of Thrones bobbleheads. They’re all 40% off the regular price.
Fish with surplus fantasy value
Analysts at Fantrax are advocating for several Marlins players who have the potential to significantly out-perform their current average draft position (ADP).
YouTube TV subscribers: We’re pleased to reach a new agreement with YouTube TV. Most YouTube TV subscribers will continue to see HEAT, Magic, Lightning, Panthers, Marlins and Rays games and all the comprehensive coverage on FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports Sun.
— FOX Sports Florida & Sun (@FOXSportsFL) March 5, 2020
- Negotiations between YouTube TV and Sinclair hit a snag last month. Thankfully, they announced a new agreement on Thursday that ensures FOX Sports Florida will be available this season. There’s still no solution in place for DISH subscribers.
- Jonathan Mayo of MLB Pipeline paid a visit to Marlins camp and gathered plenty of notes from farm director Dick Scott. Mayo also interviewed left-hander Braxton Garrett about his post-Tommy John surgery mindset and changeup development.
— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) March 3, 2020