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Fish Bites Episode 47: Marlins offseason: simulation vs. reality

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Participating in SB Nation’s 30-team MLB offseason simulation makes it clear that Marlins are multiple years away from contending.

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New Fish Stripes contributor LJ Garcia joins Ely (0:45) to explain how he would approach the 2019-20 offseason, and to discuss the recent news of Don Mattingly’s Hall of Fame candidacy and Martín Prado’s pending retirement.

Closing in on the final holiday season of the 2010’s, we reflect on what the Marlins accomplished (and failed to accomplish) during this decade. Ely creates a quiz (37:20) about the team’s statistical leaders in various categories.

Enjoy Episode 47!

Our sister site Royals Review summarizes the 2019 SB Nation simulation here, including LJ’s moves.

Frustrating as this decade was from a team perspective, let’s focus on the individual side of it instead. Who had the most/best _____ for the Marlins from 2010-2019?

  • Games played—Giancarlo Stanton (986)
  • Games pitched—Mike Dunn (405)
  • All-Star selections—Stanton (4)
  • Stolen bases—Dee Gordon (148)
  • Hit by pitches allowed—José Ureña (37)
  • Batting average—Gordon (.309)
  • Batting average against—Randy Choate (.164)
  • On-base percentage—Christian Yelich (.369)
  • Strikeouts—José Fernández (589)
  • Win Probability Added, Pitchers—Fernández (9.02)
  • Complete games—Ricky Nolasco (6)
  • Pinch hits—Ichiro Suzuki (51)
  • Games batting in the cleanup spot—Marcell Ozuna (241)
  • Saves—Steve Cishek (94)
  • Only Marlin with BB>K in a qualified season—Jose Reyes, 2012

The Fish Stripes podcast is home to Miami Marlins shows Fish Bites, Earning Their Stripes and A-Ball with Erik Oas. All new episodes are posted to FishStripes.com/podcasts. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Megaphone or wherever you normally get your pods from.

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