3 moves the Miami Marlins could make to contend in 2022
By Matt Melton
1. Sign a Superstar Big Bat
The final move that the Miami Marlins could make is one that you could also argue is the most unlikely to happen, but is still fun to speculate on. Could Miami potentially sign one of the superstar free agent hitters available?
While many of the top names in free agency are still available, it seems unlikely that the Marlins would go after a shortstop such as Carlos Correa or Trevor Story, but what about another infielder in Kris Bryant? While you could make the argument that Miami doesn’t need to add to the infield, if they did however, third base seems like the most-likely spot.
The more-likely addition when it comes to the top free agents is in the outfield, with Kyle Schwarber arguably the most-likely to happen. Coming off his first All-Star appearance in 2021, Schwarber would give Miami a left-handed power bat, and is something that has been talked about before.
In addition to Schwarber, another signing that would help Miami to contend in 2022 is Nick Castellanos. The south Florida native is undoubtedly one of the top bats available on the market, and is coming off a phenomenal 2021 season that included a .309/.362/.576 slash line with a career-high 34 home runs and 100 RBI’s.
While there is obviously no guarantee that any of these moves may happen, it’s clear the impact that any of them would bring. As the Miami Marlins continue to add this offseason, could they potentially make any of these three moves to help contend in 2022?