The Miami Marlins have one major weakness that keeps the team from getting to that next level. The problem is the lineup. There are a couple positions that The Fish need to upgrade, so I think that it makes sense to take a look at some of them, as well at potential options that the team can acquire. Let’s hope that GM Kim Ng will be reading this article!
It’s time for the Miami Marlins to upgrade the lineup.
One position that immediately stands out is short stop. Miguel Rojas may be a locker room leader and a respected clubhouse member, but he may best be suited for the bench. Rojas has a 0.4 WAR at the moment, with a .205/.250/.308 batting line, which isn’t that much worse than his career .262/.317/.363 batting line. A superstar acquisition in the off-season would be perfect here. Xander Bogaerts and Carlos Correa immediately come to mind, and before you say that the Miami Marlins don’t spend much money…
Another position that the Miami Marlins need to upgrade is center field. Unfortunately, Jesús Sánchez is just not working out, as he’s hitting only .221/.282/.389 for the season with a career batting line of .227/.296/.428. Luckily some reinforcements are on the way in the Minor Leagues. The center field market is not very deep, so internal solutions may just be the best option at this point. Andrew Benintendi, who is batting .329/.390/.425 and shouldn’t cost much while playing for Kansas City.
The Miami Marlins need to seriously consider an upgrade in right field over Avisaíl García. Some options include signing Mitch Haniger in the off-season. Haniger is likely to be cheap and has a career .262/.337/.482 batting line, which is better than Avi’s .210/.236/.297 this season. Long-term The Fish need to spend like a Miami team and go after someone such as Juan Soto.
The Miami Marlins need to spend money and to aggressively improve the lineup. Doing so would increase fan support and bring a championship team to Miami, that the city so badly deserves. It’s time for the Miami Marlins to build a dynasty and reap the rewards of playing in a big market such as Miami.