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Fishology Episode 5: Fixing Marlins’ First Base Situation

Daniel, Adam and Louis discuss how the Marlins could go about getting more run production at first base in 2023.

Garrett Cooper #26 of the Miami Marlins in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 10, 2022 in New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 2-0 in ten innings. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Welcome to Fishology! This new show, hosted by Daniel Rodriguez with analysts Adam Akbani and Louis Addeo-Weiss, is dedicated to bringing advanced stats to Miami Marlins podcasting like never before. For the fifth episode, the boys turn their focus to the first base position. What should the Marlins expect from their current internal options (1:30)? Could free agents like Josh Bell, Brandon Belt, Yuli Gurriel, Miguel Sano or Wil Myers make sense (13:15)?

Enjoy Episode 5 of Fishology!

In 2022, Garrett Cooper, Jesús Aguilar and Lewin Díaz each received substantial playing time at first base. Only Cooper remains with the Marlins organization, and he’s entering his final year of club control.


The Marlins reportedly showed some level of interest in José Abreu and Carlos Santana before they signed free agent deals with the Astros and Pirates, respectively.

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