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Fish Bites Episode 20: Where were you when Loria decided to sell?

Daniel Martinez and special guest Tony Valdes share their experiences and outlook as Marlins fans.

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Danny explains why he’s so encouraged by Pablo López’s start to the season despite the elevated earned run average (3:00), embraces the heated debate about the state of the Marlins franchise (9:55), and breaks down the caliber of talent in the farm system heading into the 2019 MLB Draft and international signing period (15:45). That’s followed by a special guest! Longtime Marlins fan Tony Valdes joins Danny (24:05) to share the origin and highlights of his fandom. They also draw comparisons between the Jeffrey Loria and Jeter/Sherman ownership styles (31:11).

Enjoy Fish Bites Episode 20!

Relevant to the first half of the episode, read Danny’s latest article:

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