2 Reasons why the Marlins Shouldn't Sign Tim Anderson

Anderson is in decline and won't be a long term answer
Sep 30, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) singles against
Sep 30, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) singles against / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Reason 2 - Other better options

The Marlins have several options that are still out there as free agents, and they have shown interest in three other shortstop options, including Adelberto Mondesi, Amed Rosario, and Nick Ahmed. Adelberto Mondesi has played only one full season in 2019 playing in 102 games and he produced well, hitting .263 with 20 doubles, 10 triples, 9 home runs, 62 RBI, and 43 stolen bases. The Marlins would much rather have that production that either of Anderson's past two seasons, and his speed is a huge plus and would give the Marlins lineup a huge boost in versatility.

Nick Ahmed is another story but his production is still above Anderson's 2023 season. Last year Ahmed hit .212 with 2 home runs, 17 RBI, and 5 stolen bases which isn't great, and he probably is the worst option out there, but he still beats Anderson's 1 home run and cost nowhere near $14 million. Anderson will cost more than any of the options most likely, however, if he is cheaper than Mondesi or Rosario, he could be a steal.

Amed Rosario is also a good option and provides more production at the plate than Tim Anderson. Rosario's 2023 stats were decent as he hit 6 home runs, drove in 58, stole 15 bases, and hit .263. Rosario also impressed hitting 8 triples and 25 doubles which helped him slug .408 when he was with the Dodgers for 48 games. In 2022 Rosario hit a league leading 9 triples, in addition to his solid production of 26 doubles, 11 home runs, 71 RBI, 18 stolen bases, and his .283 average. If Rosario can bounce back to that level of production he will be a good comeback story and should be a much less expensive one than Anderson, and at only age 28, he should have multiple years of solid production left for the Marlins if they sign him to a multi-year deal. His production and pay along with Mondesi would be a much preferred signing to Anderson, unless of course Anderson can both make a comeback and will sign for a low salary.