Fresh off Sunday’s season finale, it’s time to hand out the hardware for the 2019 Fishys (5:25)! From “most disappointing” to “MVP,” there were 11 award categories, voted on by the fans on FishStripes.com and Twitter. As covered in a new article, Marlins Park attendance perked up in the second year of the new rebuild (30:45), and it even compares favorably to 2017 figures when you focus on the paid, in-person turnout. Flawed as he may be, Don Mattingly remains in the manager’s seat heading into 2020. The episode wraps up by identifying areas where he can improve (43:40).
Enjoy Episode 40!
The 2019 Fishys selections are as follows...
Top Starting Pitcher—Sandy Alcantara
Top Relief Pitcher—Jarlin García
Top Hitter—Brian Anderson
Most Improved—Garrett Cooper
Most Disappointing—Lewis Brinson
Biggest Surprise—Jon Berti
Gold Glove—Brian Anderson
Team Captain—Miguel Rojas
Rookie of the Year—Sandy Alcantara
Moment of the Year—Isan Díaz’s first major league home run
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