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Fish Bites Episode 30: State of the rebuild

Danny Martinez breaks down how blockbuster trades and clever drafting have combined to transform the Marlins farm system.

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Danny returns to the airwaves to take a thorough look at the state of the Marlins rebuild as we move deep into year two of it (5:00). How much talent is there in the farm system right now? What have the “peanuts” received for Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto and other All-Stars turned into? And is Brian Anderson an extension candidate? He touches on Miami’s trade candidates heading into next week’s deadline (22:40), plus how those players’ values are impacted by other pieces on the market.

Then, Danny compares how these developments line up with the fans’ expectations (31:00). And finally, Zac Gallen and Garrett Cooper earn Pitcher and Hitter of the Week award recognition (40:30).

Enjoy Episode 30!

Talent evaluators at FanGraphs currently rank the Marlins seventh among MLB farm systems, while Baseball America included five Fish farmhands in their latest Top 100 update.

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