The Miami Marlins have had a disappointing off-season, but Kim Ng claims that it’s fine and that the fans just need to be more patient. I’m hoping that Kim is being honest and that something big will still take place. Could it be a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks? How about this trade instead? I don’t know if Kim will do something, but let’s look at what she technically can do….
Can the Miami Marlins still make a big move to improve hitting?
It’s pretty much a lock that we will trade starting pitching for hitting. The only question is who it’s going to be. The Arizona Diamondbacks have some interesting outfielders for trade. Could the Miami Marlins acquire Alek Thomas or Jake McCarthy? That’s a possibility. There’s also a chance that we could trade with the Texas Rangers for CF Adolis García or another similar level OF.
Other teams will be interested in starting pitching as well. Would the Toronto Blue Jays for example consider moving Alejandro Kirk? Kirk batted .272/.375/.415 in 2022 and showed that he can play catcher. He has a bat that can definitely help our lineup. There are also likely other players available that we may not even be aware that could be available in the near future.
Theres also a free agent splash that the Miami Marlins can still do. What about Carlos Correa? It doesn’t seem feasible that The Fish will sign anyone of that magnitude at this point, but what if? We can at least hope that Bruce Sherman will finally let Kim Ng spend some real money on quality free agents.
The Miami Marlins can also pursue some buy-low first base candidates such as 2020 home run leader Luke Voit, or someone else such as Trey Mancini for example. There are definitely options out there for The Fish and there are bargains there as well.
So what’s realistic for the Miami Marlins? Is Kim Ng telling the truth? Is there still time to improve the offense? There’s definitely time to still improve it, but the problem is that multiple free agents looked like great fits and none were acquired. I also can’t help but wonder how much money is actually available. There’s still time but hope is running out.