Who We Are
Hi, I’m Craig. I started covering Major League Baseball as a member of the media in 1996. Whether it’s television, radio, or now podcasting, I enjoy breaking news and delivering high quality interviews and content. In terms of the Marlins, I’ve been fortunate enough to cover them on and off since the 1998 season. I’ve also covered both of the Marlins World Series Championships (1997 & 2003), and just about everything in between. I’ve never seen a no-hitter in person. That’s all I’m missing. Over the past few years, I’ve become more of a Marlins “Insider” — breaking some of the biggest stories on and around the ball club. This website is your home for my reporting on MLB, Miami Marlins, and their Minor League Affiliates.
Follow Craig on Twitter: Follow @craigmish
Here is our Starting Lineup:
Unfortunately for Jeremy, this was the current picture on his twitter handle and that’s how that picture ended up on this website. The good news is that Jeremy is the co-host on Swings and Mishes, as well as my producer. In addition to his work on the podcast, Jeremy is the Content Director and a writer for the site. Despite the fancy title, this is a “side gig” for him as he is also an Associate Producer at WSVN in Miami.
Follow Jeremy on Twitter: Follow @jeremytache
I basically DM’d Luis and made him come work for the site to write about and cover the Marlins’ Double-A Affiliate, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. I’m sure he will write about other things, too. He’s also a Florida Gator which immediately gets you to the front of the line here, so nothing more needs to be said.
Follow Luis on Twitter: Follow @luisrdavi
Ian Smith is one of the great Pitmasters in the State of Florida. His BBQ is legendary. Ian knows two things — BBQ and Baseball. He’ll cover the Jupiter Hammerheads for us and extend beyond into the Marlins Minor Leagues. He’s also big into Spring Training. Not as big as me, but he’ll get there one day.
Follow Ian on Twitter: Follow @flasmitty
Swings and Mishes En Español
Oscar Prieto Rojas
Oscar is one of the most important people in this project. His knowledge and history of the game with his family in Venezuela makes him not only a tremendous host, but a real student of the game. Oscar has covered International Baseball for more than 20 years. Most importantly, he likes ice cream.
Follow Oscar on Twitter: Follow @Oprieto9
This young man is the founder of El Extrabase and covers the Miami Marlins in person at every single home game. He is extremely qualified to be the lead analyst on our Spanish-speaking version of Swings and Mishes. Clearly, I don’t speak Spanish — although I play someone who does on Twitter sometimes — so, I am assuming this podcast is good based on the translation Daniel provides me. I have no other proof. He writes in both English and Spanish on the site. It’s up to him.
Follow Daniel on Twitter: Follow @danialvarez_16