The Miami Marlins are not going to the playoffs this season and fans are livid. The Miami Marlins were never projected to make it this season, but results should’ve been better. Kim Ng probably should be replaced, but won’t so it will be on her to make this offseason worth it for the fans. Bruce Sherman promised to spend so here’s his chance. The Miami Marlins need to make a statement this winter.
The Miami Marlins need to make a statement in the offseason.
The Miami Marlins are playing in a big market and it’s simply not acceptable not to spend on the top free agents. This season exposed The Fish’s hitting as below average with 3.82 runs per game. Big middle of the order bats need to be acquired. There’s no excuse not to and it will both boost fan interest and merchandise sales. If Bruce Sherman can’t keep his word, then he might as well sell the team.
Who could the Miami Marlins pursue among the available big bats? Without focusing on who is a “realistic” target… RF Aaron Judge, SS Xander Bogaerts, SS Carlos Correa, 3B Nolan Arenado (if he opts-out) or SS Dansby Swanson even.
The Miami Marlins can also look at cheaper options such as 1B Trey Mancini for example. It makes sense to pursue many big bats that could actually make sense for The Fish. Bruce Sherman claims that he has the money so why not use it? Prove to the fans that you want to win and that it’s no longer the same team that was run by Jeffrey Loria.
I understand that some of these players (especially the top free agents), may seem unrealistic but again I have to remind that the Miami Marlins have the money and signed and pursued top free agents before. It is simply unacceptable not to act like that now. The time for the Miami Marlins to act like a big market team is now.