For a team that has only made the postseason three times in the franchise’s 28-year history (won World Series in two – 1997 & 2003), the Miami Marlins are in an interesting place entering the 2022 season.
After making the postseason during the shortened 2020 season, Miami had a disappointing 2021 campaign that concluded with a fourth place finish in the NL East at 67-95 overall. Despite struggling last season, there is no denying that the club does have pieces up-and-down the roster ready to contend going forward, and have only increased those chances so far this offseason through multiple additions.
Joining an already talented and deep rotation are exciting young pieces such as Jazz Chisholm, Jesus Sanchez, and Lewin Diaz, while the club also displays a nice mix of proven veterans. Joining those names are the previously mentioned additions such as Avisail Garcia, Jacob Stallings, and Joey Wendle, each of whom will play massive roles in 2022.
With an already talented roster, the Marlins as-is you could certainly argue will already be in the mix for a playoff spot in 2022. However, could they possibly contend for more next season?
3 moves the Miami Marlins could make to contend in 2022
The Marlins already have a talented roster, and have shown through their additions so far this offseason that the club is serious about contending in the very near future, and are likely not done adding this offseason either.
So, how about we accelerate that “in the very near future” to “in 2022” shall we? Here are three moves the Miami Marlins could make this offseason to contend in 2022.