Danny recaps a dynamic week for the Miami Marlins (2:13), most notably the “Loria-esque” firing of president of business operations Chip Bowers and the demotion of outfielder Lewis Brinson to Triple-A. He delves into the struggles that the team has had this season with defensive shifting (19:00) and reminds fans that the historically bad run production is by design (32:10) as the Marlins position themselves for the No. 1 pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
Enjoy Fish Bites Episode 18!
The Marlins have been shifting on 40.0% of all plate appearances in 2019. Team fielder positioning illustrated below courtesy of Baseball Savant:
And here is the tweet referenced at the 33-minute mark drawing comparisons to other MLB rebuilds earlier this decade:
Record of rebuilding teams in Year 2 of their rebuild:— Danny (@all_right_Miami) May 5, 2019
White Sox: 62-100
You all need to get ahold of yourselves and breathe for a second. Go look up the two years after these#JuntosMiami
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