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Does anyone actually have the premium subscription to The Athletic?
 

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Won't be getting all of the questions, some weren't the best, but I guess he didn't have too many options to pick.
  • Question: Will 2020 payroll exceed 2019?
    • Marlins looking to add to MLB roster after beefing up farm.
    • Castellanos, Avisail possible options, latter being "more affordable option."
  • Question: 2020 Lineup projections with Berti leading off, is he legit 150 game candidate?
    • Berti being a utility guy gives value.
    • Could start often, depending on team's free agency spending.
    • Thinks Berti can steal 30-35 with 450 at bats.
  • Question: Higher ceiling, Monte or Jesus Sanchez?
    • Sanchez for now due to higher power potential, but maybe Monte if he continues cutting down K rate.

Admittedly wasn't too much we didn't already know, in all honesty.

I honestly recommend a sub to The Athletic, though, lots of quality writing.
 

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I honestly recommend a sub to The Athletic, though, lots of quality writing.
I second this. I wasn't sure I'd like it but I am glad I subbed. Well worth the price.
 

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I do question how good Berti actually would be in a more regular role. He might have that Dietrich problem where he's so good in limited roles that we think he'd be amazing with an expanded role.
 

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I do question how good Berti actually would be in a more regular role. He might have that Dietrich problem where he's so good in limited roles that we think he'd be amazing with an expanded role.
Berti's batted ball numbers plus his sprint speed combine very well, so if he kept that up for 400+ at bats, could be quite good.
 

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No, we cannot, since it is behind a paywall. Legal action could be taken against the site if we did that.

We are allowed to give some points, however. Let me read through it and get back to you.
Understood and appreciate you positing bullet points on this.
 

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Berti had a good year and would be perfect as a super-utility guy. If the Marlins don't sign someone to platoon with Isan Diaz then he would get the inside track. Otherwise, 400+ bats can easily be obtained in other roles he can fill.
 

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I second this. I wasn't sure I'd like it but I am glad I subbed. Well worth the price.
I'm glad I got it too, though I don't read all the articles they post.

I'll have to update my card so mine doesn't expire, since my other one was stolen.
 

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