With change comes more change for the Miami Marlins. These three players could find themselves with other teams before Spring Training.
MLB Hot Stove is heating up for the Miami Marlins.
After last week’s MLB Winter Meetings and the front office checking in on various free agents and potential trade chips to improve the team’s 2020 roster, it’s safe to say this is a team that is willing to make moderate moves to get better this offseason.
It’s not an overhaul, to say the least, but rather a chance to add interchangeable parts to the lineup and fill deficiencies on defense.
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"“The No. 1 goal is to get at least one more impactful hitter, most likely an outfielder who either has big league experience or is close to reaching the Majors,” writes Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. “At the Winter Meetings, the Marlins had advanced discussions with free-agent outfielder Kole Calhoun, a left-handed hitter who knocked 33 home runs with the Angels in 2019. At this point, Calhoun is not yet ready to sign. Several others are in a similar situation, including Corey Dickerson.”"
While Dickerson might be the most cost-effective player the team pursues prior to Christmas, the front office is also doing its due diligence in locating other players who might fit into the needs of this franchise. There are some names that have been discussed, while others might surface this week and next.
"“The Marlins also are still in the mix for right-handed-hitting outfielder Yasiel Puig. One thing is clear from the Meetings: Miami is not expected to continue its pursuit of Nicholas Castellanos, who appears out of the club’s price range,” Frisaro added."
If the Marlins do add more players to its 40-man roster and moves some puzzle pieces around, there is a good chance there will be a trade or two this offseason. Looking into the crystal ball, here are a few names of players who could find themselves on other teams at the end of this year or before the start of Spring Training in February.