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Fish Stripes Unfiltered Episode 38: Biggest Takeaways from Week 1

Isaac, Kevin and Ely discuss all of the most meaningful events from the Marlins’ just-completed homestand.

Isaac Azout and Kevin Barral are joined by Ely Sussman for a full breakdown of the Miami Marlins’ first two regular season series, including:

  • Whether Sandy Alcantara can defend his NL Cy Young award title
  • Hot starts by Luis Arraez, Jorge Soler and Jesús Luzardo
  • The latest on Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s center field transition
  • Why it’s too soon to reach conclusions about anything
  • How to find more playing time for Nick Fortes and Jesús Sánchez
  • Keys to winning upcoming road series against the Mets and Phillies
  • Opening of the full 2023 Minor League Baseball season

Enjoy Episode 38!

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