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Marlins Barbecue Episode 12: Cooking up trade possibilities

Red and Alex break down the Marlins’ mixed results last week and want to see the club pursue upgrades leading up to the MLB trade deadline.

Original art by @emilym_art_ (for inquiries, DM her on Twitter)

Red Garcia and Alex Contreras Red Garcia and Alex Contreras (once again) take exception to some of Don Mattingly’s lineups and in-game maneuvers (2:20). They discuss the combination of Marlins trade targets and players on the verge of returning from the injured list (7:45). Also, the guys look forward to a critical week on the field with eight total games scheduled against the Nationals, Mets and Rays.

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Inspired by a Jim Bowden trade proposal, Red draws up the following two-for-two exchange:

These teams recently collaborated on trades involving Jonathan Villar and Richard Bleier.

It was previously reported by Jon Morosi of MLB Network that Miami has been monitoring Kansas City’s veteran relievers.

Here’s the upcoming Marlins schedule:

  • Monday—6:05 p.m. ET vs. Nationals at Nationals Park
  • Tuesday (doubleheader)—first game begins 5:10 p.m. ET vs. Mets at Citi Field
  • Wednesday—7:10 p.m. ET vs. Mets at Citi Field
  • Thursday—7:10 p.m. ET vs. Mets at Citi Field

A well-deserved shoutout to Emily Marie, Marlins fan and extraordinary artist. See below for a sample of her original works inspired by the 2020 Fish.

Original art by @emilym_art_

Message Emily directly on Twitter (@emilym_art_) with your requests.

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

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