Miami Marlins keep missing out on stars
By Neil Raymond
Another star player is now off the board, Carlos Correa is no longer an option for the Miami Marlins. He signed a 13 year contract with the San Francisco Giants for $350 million. He would’ve been a perfect signing for us… This is just further proof that Bruce Sherman is unwilling to spend at the necessary levels for the Miami market, while MLB does nothing about it. How can the Miami Marlins stay competitive in the NL East without spending? How can we compete when we’re not even willing to be in on the top free agents?
The Miami Marlins missed out on Carlos Correa.
This off-season continues to disappoint us. Carlos Correa would’ve been perfect for the Miami Marlins. An elite defensive SS who never produced a dWAR below 1.0, he outdid himself with 2.9 in 2021 and produced 1.1 in 2022. The former top prospect had some injury issues earlier in his career, but it didn’t stop him from being very productive.
He broke out in 2015 with the Houston Astros, with a .279/.345/.512 batting line, 22 home runs and 68 RBI in 99 games and 387 AB. In 2016, he batted .274/.361/.451 with 20 home runs and 96 RBI in 153 games and 577 AB. The power went down but he was worth 7.0 WAR. In 2017, he batted .315/.391/.550 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI in 109 games and 422 AB.
The injury bug set in for Correa as he batted just .239/.323/.405 in 2018. He did this in 120 games and 402 AB and added 15 home runs and 65 RBI. In 2019, Correa batted .279/.358/.568 with 21 home runs and 59 RBI in 75 games and 280 AB. In the shortened 2020 season he batted .264/.326/.383 and finally had a monster year in 2021.
In 2021, Carlos Correa produced an astounding 7.2 WAR while batting .279/.366/.485 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 148 games and 555 AB. Correa’s dWAR was an impressive 2.9 and he went out on the open market expecting a mega deal. He ended up “settling” for an opt-out filled short contract with the Minnesota Twins. He did however make a hefty $35 million in 2022 alone. That season he batted .291/.466/.467 with 22 home runs and 64 RBI in 136 games and 522 AB.
Carlos Correa would’ve helped the Miami Marlins a lot. An important thing to consider is that he’s only getting $26 million a year now. Even for 13 years, there’s no way that Bruce Sherman can’t afford that. This is really getting ridiculous now.