Bruce Sherman promised to spend money on the Miami Marlins and I already outlined a realistic inexpensive approach to doing so. Bruce Sherman is in the “hot seat” right now, The Fish had a terrible season and the question is will he go all out to fix the situation? Or will he claim that there’s no money or simply not authorize Kim Ng to make the necessary moves? This is the off-season where Kim Ng has to be authorized to improve the team the best way possible.
Bruce Sherman needs to prove that he genuinely wants to improve the Miami Marlins.
If the Minnesota Twins of all teams could sign Carlos Correa, why couldn’t the Miami Marlins do the same? That was the question that I had in mind when they signed him. There was no reason why a smaller market team in a less desirable geographic location could outbid us. The worst thing here is that they probably didn’t even outbid us at all. Were we even in on the bidding at all? He’s likely to opt-out of his contract this off-season. Are we going to be in on him?
What about Xander Bogaerts? Is he going to be pursued or are we going to let other teams snatch him up? Interestingly, there’s going to be a solid amount of mid-tier and bounceback types of free agents that the Miami Marlins can pursue this off-season. As I mentioned earlier I already outlined them and think that we can build a good offense that way. Still, I want to see us to be in on the top free agents. I also want to see us being in on the top free agents coming up as well.
The Miami Marlins need to be players on the top free agents. I want to read in the news that we made competitive offers and genuinely tried to sign the top names. Bruce Sherman needs to prove to the fanbase that he cares about The Fish and that he will do what it takes to make us into contenders. Will he do it? We’ll know in a few months.