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Fish Stripes Unfiltered Episode 3: Catchers We Want + First Mailbag

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Isaac and Kevin look for solutions to the Marlins’ struggles behind the plate and answer your questions.

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (9) and catcher Willson Contreras (40) celebrate after defeating the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Covered by Isaac Azout and Kevin Barral on this episode: Breaking down a wild season in the National League East (1:45), reaction to the Todd Hollandsworth firing (6:45), the viability of signing Nick Castellanos in free agency (9:00), appreciating Sandy Alcantara’s breakout season (13:00), browsing for the best catchers available via trade/free agency (19:45), wrapping up with the first Unfiltered mailbag segment (38:00).

Enjoy Episode 3!

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