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The Offishial Show Episode 122: Marlins Bold Predictions Revisited

The “experts” who said early on that Trevor Rogers could be special and that #BenderMania was legit reconnect on a midseason podcast.


After updating the production of some former Marlins players at the midpoint of the 2021 season (1:45), Ely Sussman chats with good friend of the show Aram Leighton (17:30). They revisit bold predictions from spring training—some of which aged great, but others...not so much—and cover all things Conine, from Griffin’s power-hitting prowess at High-A Beloit to Jeff’s new podcast. Then, they take on the near-impossible challenge of naming top candidates to represent the Fish at the 2022 All-Star Game.

Enjoy Episode 122!

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Griffin Conine, who just turned 24, is knocking on the door of a promotion. Through 62 High-A Beloit, Conine is slashing .248/.389/.583 (156 wRC+) and leading all of Minor League Baseball with 21 home runs. Miami acquired the powerful outfielder from the Blue Jays in last summer’s Jonathan Villar trade.

Meanwhile, dad is co-hosting a new pod with Aram: Outside the Box with Jeff Conine. Subscribe to it now on Spotify or tune in at

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