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On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Marlins series preview

The last time we saw the Marlins, they were sweeping the Cubs out of the 2020 Wild Card Series, two games where the Cubs’ offense went MIA.

Enough of that, on to this weekend. For more on the Marlins, here’s Ely Sussman, managing editor of our SB Nation Marlins site Fish Stripes:

The Marlins have all but waved the white flag on their 2021 season. Wednesday’s loss to the Cardinals was the most transparent sign of that to date as Don Mattingly declined to use his two most effective hitters, Starling Marte and Jesús Aguilar, in a tie game, relying wholly on an amalgamation of prospects and fringy journeymen.