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Earning Their Stripes Episode 41: Keith Law of The Athletic

One of the industry’s best baseball writers explains why he’s bullish about the Marlins’ future.

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Edward Cabrera #79 of the Miami Marlins reacts to a leaping catch by Bryan De La Cruz #77 during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot park Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Keith Law, senior baseball writer for The Athletic, joins Ely Sussman to send us into the MLB offseason with a bang. Keith shares his overview of the Marlins farm system and the differences that new ownership has made, his evaluations of JJ Bleday, Peyton Burdick, Edward Cabrera, Eury Pérez and Jazz Chisholm Jr. (among others), plus we get a sneak peek at his 2021-22 free agent rankings.

Enjoy Episode 41!

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You probably already follow Keith on Twitter (@keithlaw), but it’s never too late to remedy that. Check out his books, The Inside Game and Smart Baseball. Complete Marlins coverage at

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