3 moves the Miami Marlins could make to contend in 2022

Matt Melton
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24: Base runner Bryan Reynolds #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on from second base against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 24, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24: Base runner Bryan Reynolds #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on from second base against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 24, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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2. Trade for a Star CF

The second move that the Marlins could make is one that has already been talked about often this offseason, trading for a star centerfielder.

With no clear-cut starter set in centerfield at the moment, this is the one position that Miami still needs to address this offseason. As for potential options, there are three clear names in Cedric Mullins, Ketel Marte, and Bryan Reynolds, each of which the Marlins have what it takes to get a deal done.

Coming off MLB’s lone 30/30 season in 2021, Mullins would arguably be the most-intriguing option, while both Marte and Reynolds are coming off season’s that included a .900+ OPS. In addition to those three, Ramon Laureano could also be a name to watch if the Athletics begin to make moves.

Not only would any of the those three give the Marlins a star-caliber centerfielder in 2022, but would also give Miami a long-term option at the position going forward.

Filling centerfield will likely be the biggest move still to come for the Marlins this offseason, and when looking at the free agent options, it seems increasingly likely that a trade happens at some point. When filling centerfield as well, if the club were to trade for any of Mullins, Marte, or Reynolds, it would undoubtedly be a move ready to contend right now.

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