The Miami Marlins badly need to improve our historically bad offense. While Kim Ng isn’t the most trustworthy GM, when it comes to improving the team, there may be hope. The Miami Marlins need to spend like a big market team that we are, but I have some great news for you…we can actually improve our lineup inexpensively this season! There’s a lot of high upside hitters this offseason, that The Fish have no excuses not to bring in. Let’s take a look at some options…
The Miami Marlins can fix our lineup without even spending too much money.
First base is a problem position for the Miami Marlins, but luckily this off-season has some intriguing solutions…Anthony Rizzo can likely be had for a 4-5 year deal at less than $20 million a year. Too much you say? There’s Miguel Sano, who can be had on a 1 year deal and who has tremendous power upside. Would it hurt to give him a shot? Trey Mancini is available as well as a solid veteran type and clubhouse leader.
The Miami Marlins OF needs help the most, so look at how many inexpensive options there are at this position… RF Mitch Haniger shouldn’t cost much more than our last off-season signings. He may even have to settle for a one year deal.
The Miami Marlins can also target upside plays on one year deals in general such as RF Joey Gallo and his 40 home run power. There’s also former recent NL MVP CF Cody Bellinger, who is likely to be non-tendered by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Maybe he just needs a change of scenery. One year deals for the likes of Bellinger and Gallo aren’t bad, if those players can bounce back to their previous form. They’re certainly young enough to do so.
There are some inexpensive upgrades that the Miami Marlins should seriously consider. There are players with recent success, who may just need a change of scenery to get back to doing what they did before. While we should be willing to spend on top players, we can still target less expensive ones as well. There’s no excuse for Bruce Sherman and Kim Ng not to improve the team.