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Fish Bites Episode 51: Marlins transaction analysis & Winter Meetings preview

Analyzing an active week of Marlins news and setting the stage for the upcoming MLB Winter Meetings.

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What should Marlins fans expect from new acquisitions Jesús Aguilar and Jonathan Villar? Ely weighs in on both the hefty first baseman (3:10) and the versatile, top-of-the-order sparkplug (14:35). These additions forced the Fish to part ways with JT Riddle (30:50) and Tayron Guerrero (32:50), neither of whom realized their full potential in recent seasons. As the Winter Meetings get underway in San Diego, the Marlins should be shopping for experienced relievers and outfield help (48:00).

Enjoy Episode 51!

A closer look at Villar’s baserunning ability:

And here’s Juan Páez’s interview with Aguilar:

A reminder that the Marlins 40-man roster is currently at 40. There would need to be corresponding moves made for them to add new major league players to the organization.

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