Five Free Agents the Miami Marlins Should Consider for 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 28: Neil Walker #18 of the Miami Marlins hits a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 28, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 28: Neil Walker #18 of the Miami Marlins hits a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 28, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 28: Neil Walker #18 of the Miami Marlins hits a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 28, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

The Miami Marlins should consider taking a dive into free agency for the 2020 season.

The 2020 season, the second of the latest rebuild for the Miami Marlins, resulted in a 57-105 record. While I understand that these rebuilds take time, a real splash in the free agent market can do a world of good for the bottom line at Marlins Park. With a turnstile count of just over 10,000 per game for the season consecutive season, a few solid free agents could do a lot to get wall-sitting and bandwagon fans in the seats.

The “splash” that the Miami Marlins made prior to the 2019 season included Sergio Romo, Curtis Granderson, and Neil Walker. Nothing against those guys, but their acquisition did little to get fans through the gates. On the other hand, there will never be another Jose Fernandez, who regularly nearly doubled attendance on his starts, but getting people out to the ballpark is pretty important to a team that is actively trying to grow an audience. With that in mind, and with the clear understanding that I am not in any way connected to the Miami Marlins, other than as a “Maniac,” here’s my wish list.

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