Miami Marlins: 5 way-too-early free agent targets for the 2022-23 offseason

Matt Melton
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 06: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs reacts on first base after his RBI single in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field on August 06, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 06: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs reacts on first base after his RBI single in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field on August 06, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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2. SS Trea Turner

Should the Marlins choose to explore the shortstop market this offseason, there will be numerous potential top options available such as Carlos Correa (Opt-Out), Xander Bogaerts (Opt-Out), and Tim Anderson (Club Option), as well as others such as Jose Iglesias. However, if Miami wants to make a big splash at the position, they should consider signing Turner, arguably the top option available at shortstop.

A Florida native, Turner simply has everything that you would want in a shortstop both offensively and defensively, and would be a focal point of the Marlins lineup from day one. Yes, the Marlins would likely have to outbid numerous others to sign Turner, but there is no denying the potential impact that the star shortstop would make in Miami should a deal happen.

1. C Willson Contreras

The Miami Marlins were in the market for a catcher last offseason, and the same could potentially be said for this year as well. Well, when looking at the free agent options that will be available, a name like Omar Narvaez would be an intriguing target, but Contreras however is the top name that Miami should be in the mix for.

dark. Next. Looking back at the 2009 Florida Marlins

A player with a career OPS north of .800, Contreras will be entering his age 31 season in 2023, coming off a 2022 campaign in which the Cubs catcher made his third career All-Star appearance. For a Marlins team that has simply struggled with offensive production at the catcher position the last two years, there is arguably not a bigger move that Miami could make to improve in that area than sign Contreras.

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