I have this image in my head of Harold Ramirez, Matt Kemp and Garrett Cooper all fighting for one roster spot. The Marlins need Cooper to play a role at first base. Mattingly brought Kemp in to provide veteran leadership in the clubhouse. Ramirez had a solid rookie season but is on the bubble here in camp.
Anything can happen now.
Ramirez’s ability to play multiple outfield spots makes him valuable to the roster, but it may not save him from starting the season at Triple-A Wichita. Jonathan Villar, Corey Dickerson, and Matt Joyce all appear to have secured a roster spot for the outfield. After that, it’s a real toss-up.
It could play out that both Ramirez and Brinson start the season in the minors. One of them could be traded, but that is purely speculation. If it comes down to either of them winning the 26th spot on the roster, the Miami Marlins front office may choose Brinson because of the investment they made in him the past two seasons.