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The Offishial Show Episode 81: Marlins free agent wish list

Photo by Mark Brown/ Ely rebrands Fish Stripes’ flagship podcast show and discusses the top free agents available with Daniel Rodriguez. With MLB free agency “offishially” underway, Ely Sussman and Daniel Rodriguez make the cases for why the Marlins should be in the mix for some of the most impactful players on the market, regardless of price. What are the team’s greatest areas of need? Could the stars align for a reunion with J.T. Realmuto or Marcell Ozuna? Pros and cons of Yasiel Puig as a buy-low target? All of that and more for you on Election Day. (Apologies for the...

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Offishial news, 11/2/20: MLB free agency begins

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The Marlins have numerous avenues to improve their team this offseason without mortgaging their future. Full-blown free agency begins As of Sunday afternoon, there are a whopping 181 major league free agents, all of whom are now eligible to sign with any MLB team. Eight of those individuals played for the Marlins in 2020, including Jonathan Villar (traded to the Blue Jays midseason) and the newly retired Francisco Cervelli. J.T. Realmuto, George Springer, Trevor Bauer, Marcus Stroman, DJ LeMahieu and Kevin Gausman each received qualifying offers from their...

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Quiz: Marlins free agent contracts

David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Can you match these MLB players with the terms of the free agent contracts that brought them to the Marlins? We are back in offseason mode. The break from daily major league games allows me the opportunity to breathe and dedicate time to eccentric content when the mood strikes. More often than not, Saturdays between now and spring training will include a new Marlins quiz courtesy of the Fish Stripes Sporcle account! With this being Halloween and the onset of 2020-21 MLB free agency, let’s reminisce on some big recent signings, most...

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Marlins decline 2021 club option on Brandon Kintzler

Photo by Elsa/ Just like numerous other veteran relievers who performed well this season, Kintzler is headed to free agency. Disappointed but not surprised: the Marlins have declined Brandon Kintzler’s club option for the 2021 season (first reported by ESPN’s Jesse Rogers). Instead of guaranteeing him a $4 million salary, they are paying a $250,000 buyout and leaving the door open for him to stick around at a lower price. I analyzed Kintzler’s season here and won’t bother repeating everything. In a nutshell, he was as effective in 2020 as anybody could have realistically hoped,...