Marlins Daily is ready for the upcoming season. Are you?By
It’s March 14th, so aside from it being “National Pi Day,” Marlins Park gates are officially set to open in about three weeks. Additionally, Josh Johnson’s shoulder is feeling ever-so strong, Hanley Ramirez is adjusting well to third-base and Christian Yelich is still managing to impress every scout in attendance. But the Marlins’ players, staff and management aren’t the only ones who eagerly and anxiously await the start of the season because, hey, we here at Marlins Daily are in the exact same boat. Because you asked, my shoulder is decent and I’m adjusting well to my new keyboard. But more importantly, myself and Marlins Daily’s contributors are gearing up for an extremely unforgettable season.
Let’s start off by discussing what you can expect from Marlins Daily for this upcoming season. When Marlins Daily first kicked off back in June of last year, the plan was never for this site to be a news source or kiosk for Marlins fans. While discussing hot topics and current news within the club is never frowned upon, analyzing such bits is a priority. Analysis, analysis and analysis — and, oh yeah, analysis — is what Marlins Daily is all about, and that’s what’ll be flowing into your news feeds now that things are almost back in full swing. Pitch f/x, advanced statistics, projections, minor league scouting reports and game-by-game analysis is what will regularly be featured on the site, thanks to a impressive group of writers. Those writers, sans myself, are as follows…
Each one of the mentioned writers has experience writing for sites focusing on unique and advanced statistics and/or Marlins related material. So while you may not have seen everybody’s work as of yet, you’re assured to be in good hands. While the writing crew here is intimidating by all means, and rather talented if I don’t say so myself, we’re always open to bringing on new writers. If you have knowledge in pitch f/x material or advanced statistics, or if you’re just a fine writer in general make sure to send a note by clicking on the “contact” button in the top right corner of the site.
Be sure to tune in to the site an hour before and half-an-hour after each game for a live chat and game preview/recap. In those chats you’ll be able to interact with other readers as well as the Marlins Daily writers. Unlike last season, the hope for this year is to have those recaps a little more positive and the previews slightly more optimistic. Even though it’s unlikely — at least in my opinion — that the Marlins overtake each of the NL East teams and win the division or wild card in 2012, it shaping into a fun and exciting season is otherwise promising, especially when you factor in new additions such as Jose Reyes and Heath Bell, along with budging stars such as Giancarlo Stanton, Logan Morrison and Hanley Ramirez. We can’t project any more than Dan Szymborski can (hec, we can’t come close to Dan’s ZiPS projections), but what we can promise is that Marlins Daily will be following and analyzing the season every step of the way. So join us and let’s help make it a fun year, you guys.