It was apparent during the frantic trade deadline that the Miami Marlins were making moves for the future. This was evident when Miami traded their best offensive player in Starling Marte for South Florida native Jesus Luzardo, a former top pitching prospect for the Oakland A’s.
While the Marlins are absolutely stacked with pitching talent, and have proven that they can develop young pitchers to become reliable starters, the key area where the Marlins continue to struggle is with offense.
The Marlins did try to address this at the trade deadline when they acquired Bryan De La Cruz, Alex Jackson, and Payton Henry. Some have already found themselves in the lineup for the Marlins to get a better view of how fast they can potentially contribute.
While Miami added talent to notable positions including catcher, the Miami Marlins need to do more to fix their offensive struggles going into next season. To do this, they should look to make more moves in the offseason, with one player that could pull in a massive haul being Sandy Alcantara.
Should the Miami Marlins make Sandy Alcantara available in the offseason?
This is not an overreaction from his last outing where Alcantara was flat-out awful against a terrible team in the Rockies. The Marlins have an abundance of pitching depth, so much where it almost seems anti-productive to try not to make a move with some of their pitchers.
Alcantara is an established starter in the league. He has more than 400 IP, and has already been selected to an All-Star Game in 2019. Alcantara has a career era of 3.70, and has been very durable for the bulk of his time with the Marlins.
He can be seen as a very valuable asset to teams looking for a frontline starter, and could no-doubt land the Marlins a massive return to help their lineup next season. If the Marlins do not decide to move Alcantara, they should look into moving some of their pitching talent, each of which the top arms could certainly land Miami key offensive pieces going forward.