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FIRING UP THE HOT STOVE

KoehlerI’ve got a jam-packed 2 hours of Marlins Hot Stove talk for you from 7-9 tonight.

Over the course of the 2 hours, I’ll talk with Marlins first base coach and infield instructor extraordinaire Perry Hill (below) as well as Marlins righthander Tom Koehler (right).

I’ll discuss my outside-the-box proposal for a 2015 Marlins batting order, which you can read at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2015/01/10/shuffling-the-lineup-card/

Former Marlin and current MLB Network Analyst Cliff Floyd shares his thoughts on the moves the Marlins have made this winter.

Our coverage of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes a Kyle Sielaff conversation with our own Hall of Famer, Dave Van Horne. Dave was the voice of the Montreal Expos when Hall of Fame electee Pedro Martinez broke through in the big leagues, and he’ll share some terrific memories of a young Pedro beginPerry Hillning on the road to Cooperstown.

And I’ll begin a series on the Marlins’ rivals in the National League East Division with a look at the New York Mets, talking with Mets radio broadcaster Josh Lewin.

Marlins Hot Stove airs every Monday night throughout the offseason on 940 WINZ. You can also listen live on iHeart Radio and at Marlins.com/HotStove.

If you want to get caught up on what you’ve missed to this point throughout the winter–guests like Michael Hill, Dan Jennings, Mike Redmond, Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Steve Cishek, Dee Gordon, Michael Morse, Mat Latos, Jack McKeon and more–all of our Marlins Hot Stove shows are archived at Marlins.com/HotStove, and they’re also available as free podcasts on the iTunes Store.

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And join me for Marlins Hot Stove talk every Monday night from 7-9 p.m. on AM 940 WINZ, iHeart Radio and Marlins.com/HotStove.

DRUMROLL PLEASE

Thanks to all who cast their votes during the season’s final weeks for the 2014 Marlins Fish Tales Award winners.

We are pleased to announce the results, now that they have been verified by an independent accounting firm:

You selected Giancarlo Stanton as the 2014 Marlins Most Valuable Player with 93% of the vote. Others receiving votes included Casey McGehee, Steve Cishek and Christian Yelich.

You selected Henderson Alvarez as 2014 Marlins Pitcher of the Year with 68% of the vote. Steve Cishek finished second with 16%. Also receiving votes: Bryan Morris, Tom Koehler, A.J. Ramos, Mike Dunn and Dan Jennings.

And, in our most hotly contested race, you chose Casey McGehee as your Favorite 2014 Marlins Newcomer with 56 percent of the vote. Jarred Cosart came in second with 36 percent, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jeff Baker, Reed Johnson and Bryan Morris also received votes.

Thanks for voting and congratulations to our Fishies winners!

STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 11 vs. STL)

A couple of Marlins are sitting on the verge of milestones.

Giancarlo Stanton’s next home run will be his 30th of the season, giving the 24-year-old league leader 3 career 30-home run seasons to match Miguel Cabrera (2004-05, 2007) for 2nd-most in Marlins history. Dan Uggla (2007-10) put up 4 seasons of 30 or more homers in a Marlins uniform.

The Marlins have had 17 previous 30-homer seasons.

For more on what the 24-year-old Stanton can accomplish this season, see Friday’s Stat of the Day. http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/08/08/stat-of-the-day-august-8-at-cin/

Meanwhile, closer Steve Cishek’s next save will be his 30th. After locking down 34 saves in 2013, Cishek will join Robb Nen in 1996-97 and Leo Nunez (AKA Juan Carlos Oviedo) in 2010-11 as the only closers in franchise history with multiple 30-save seasons. The Marlins have had 11 previous 30-save campaigns.

Cishek currently sits 6 saves behind NL leaders Francisco Rodriguez of the Brewers and Trevor Rosenthal of the Cardinals. Only 2 Marlins have led the NL in saves. Armando Benitez shared the league lead with Jason Isringhausen of the Cardinals with a club-record 47 saves in 2004, while Antonio Alfonseca paced the NL with 45 saves in 2000.

That’s today’s Stat of the Day. To have the Stat of the Day delivered to you directly via e-mail, click the “Follow” button and enter your e-mail address.

The Marlins return home tonight to begin a 9-game homestand with the first of 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 9 at CIN)

Marlins pitchers have gone 11 consecutive games without allowing a home run, and tonight have a chance to equal the club record of 12 straight homerless games, set between July 24 and August 4, 2013.

The last opponent to homer against Miami was Jon Singleton of the Astros, who hit a 9th-inning blast off Steve Cishek July 27 at Minute Maid Park.

The Miami streak is the longest in the majors this season, surpassing a 9-gamer by the Padres June 18-27.

Overall this season, Marlins pitchers have surrendered only 83 home runs in 115 games. That’s the 5th-fewest in all of Baseball.

The only clubs whose staffs have been stingier: the Nationals (75), Cardinals (77), Cubs (78) and Padres (81). At the other end of the spectrum are the Rockies, who’ve allowed a major league-high 133 home runs this season.

At their current rate, the Marlins would allow only 117 home runs this season, challenging the club’s single season low of 113, which has stood since 1996.

While the Miami staff hasn’t allowed a homer in the last 13 days, Washington’s Stephen Strasburg served up 4 last night in Atlanta, making him one of 13 pitchers to give up 4 homers in a game this season. No Marlins pitcher has allowed more than 2 in any game in 2014.

That’s today’s the Stat of the Day. To have the Stat of the Day delivered to you directly via e-mail, click the “Follow” button and enter your e-mail address.

The Marlins continue their 3-game series in Cincinnati at 7:10 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

STAT OF THE DAY (4/26 at NYM)

When the Mets scored twice in the 9th inning last night, Steve Cishek was hung with his first blown save since June 4, 2013, ending his club-record run of 33 consecutive successful save conversions.

The righthander is now 56-for-63 in career save chances, an 89 percent success rate.

Not only had he not blown a save in his previous 33 chances, but Cishek did not allow a single run in his 33 save opportunities during the streak. In the 33 games, he worked 31.1 innings, allowing only 19 hits and 7 walks with 37 strikeouts. Opponents batted just .173 in his 33 save chances during the streak.

To put his remarkable run in some perspective, there had been 462 blown saves across Major League Baseball between Cishek’s last blown save in 2013 and last night’s loss in New York.

That’s today’s Stat of the Day. To have the Stat of the Day delivered to you directly via e-mail, click the “Follow” button and enter your e-mail address.

The Marlins and Mets play the middle game of their 3-game set at 7:10 tonight. Our coverage on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

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