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The Offishial Show Episode 175: Why Marlins Shouldn’t Trade Pablo López

Ely makes the case that retaining López through Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline is the appropriate course of action.

Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Miami Marlins takes out starting pitcher Pablo Lopez #49 during the third inning against the New York Mets at loanDepot park on July 31, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Don’t take Pablo López for granted. Whatever the Marlins might be able to obtain from trading the veteran right-hander wouldn’t make up for losing one of the only trustworthy members of their starting rotation.

Fish Prospects of the Week: Dameivi Tineo (FCL Marlins) and José Gerardo (DSL Marlins); honorable mentions to Gabe Bierman (Jupiter) and Victor Victor Mesa (Pensacola).

Enjoy Episode 175!

Pablo López’s MLB career stats
Pablo López’s MLB career stats

Keeping López would not mean staying quiet at the deadline! Here are a bunch of other potential deals capable of addressing some of the organization’s current deficiencies.

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