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Marlins Barbecue Episode 3: Solving the positional puzzle

Discussing all of the Marlins Opening Day roster possibilities with real games barely a week away.

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Alex Contreras and Anthony “Red” Garcia give their takes on how the Marlins should trim down their 60-man player pool to a 30-man active roster. Why Monte Harrison is ready for his debut (2:25), who is set to fill the back end of the starting rotation (18:15) and how Harold Ramirez’s background has prepared him for a shortened 2020 MLB season (25:35). Then, Alex describes the unique atmosphere and procedures that he experienced covering Marlins Summer Camp (32:20). This episode’s “This or That?” segment goes around the horn picking the best candidates to play regularly at the start of the season (37:20). Stick around until the very end for Marlins BBQ trivia (44:30)! Contact Alex on Twitter with the correct answers to win some Marlins Lager.

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Most fans say they’re eager to see Monte in the lineup immediately:

With a couple quality seasons already under his belt, Brian Anderson leads the way in the most desirable jersey poll:

Shortly after the guys finished recording on Tuesday, manager Don Mattingly made the expected announcement that Sandy Alcantara has earned the Opening Day starter assignment. The All-Star right-hander becomes the youngest Marlin with that distinction since José Fernández in 2014.

On deck, the fourth episode of Marlins Barbecue will drop right before the regular season gets underway.


The Fish Stripes podcast is home to Miami Marlins shows Fish Bites, Earning Their Stripes and Marlins Barbecue. All new episodes are posted to FishStripes.com/podcasts. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Megaphone or wherever you normally get your pods from.

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