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The Offishial Show Episode 129: Marlins Got Managerial Depth

Breaking down the last couple weeks of performance from the Marlins acting manager and their “cleanup hitter by default.”

Miami Marlins interim manager James Rowson watches from the dugout in the game between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets at loanDepot park Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

How much tangible improvement has Lewis Brinson shown us during his career-best hot streak (3:15)? Is James Rowson the Marlins’ manager of the future (14:45), or will another MLB team swoop in to hire him first (24:30)? Ely Sussman has it covered.

Enjoy Episode 129!

Rowson served as Marlins acting manager from July 31 through August 11. The club went 4-8 in those games while facing the Yankees, Mets, Rockies and Padres. To be fair, though, Rowson was hamstrung by an active roster that had less talent than at any other point in the season as a result of trades, injuries and illnesses.

Brinson is astonishingly one of MLB’s best hitters since the All-Star break. He’s expected to be the Marlins’ main center fielder for the rest of 2021...and beyond?!

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