1. BO BICHETTE, TOR SS
SS is a seeming area of need for the Miami Marlins. Instead of splashing on one of the “big 4” free agent SS’s, why not look for one just as good as them on the trade market?! Is it possible that the middle infield heavy Toronto Blue Jays decide to make a move for the starting pitching that they badly need?!
Toronto needs starting pitching pretty badly and we have that available for them. They also might listen to their fans, who are angry at Bo’s slow start in 2022 and his -0.8 dWAR at a premium defensive position. Wait, you say -0.8?! Yes, he was pretty bad defensively in 2022. BUT, he had a 1.0 dWAR in 2021, so clearly he’s capable of being good as well.
The obvious reason to pursue him is his offense. He’s a very good contact hitter with power, and we need both of those attributes a lot. Bichette was phenomenal in his 5.9 WAR 2021 season, as he batted .298/.343/.484 with 29 HR and 102 RBI. He was very good in his 3.6 WAR 2022 as well… he batted .290/.333/.469 with 24 HR and 93 RBI this time.
Would the Toronto Blue Jays really move him? Honestly, I doubt that. He has 3 years of co from left and they may prefer to work out an extension instead. That said, they may want to sign a “big 4” SS and acquire a SP for him instead, not having to worry about an extension at all. Did I mention that Bo Bichette is from Florida?
So what do you think? Should the Miami Marlins trade for Bo Bichette? Should we trade for Eloy Jiménez? What about Cedric Mullins?