The Miami Marlins still have huge gaps to fill in their lineup and without any major updates they will be starting less than adequate players in prime positions. The Marlins have not been talking with Jorge Soler at all this off-season as we wrote about prior, and so they must be searching for an alternative to designated hitter. The Marlins also need a starting shortstop and although the hope was for a trade, they may have to look to free agents.
Jorge Soler's spot in the lineup is still unfilled
The Marlins could also use a strong bat to take Soler’s spot. They have already upgraded their offense with Bell and Burger and their defense some with Bethancourt. If the Marlins can even get some decent returns from the free agent market and thus making their team that much more potent.
We will take a look at 3 good options left in free agency and 2 that should be avoided. There are some decent choices that would provide some value but lots of pitfalls out there. The last thing the Marlins need is another Jean Segura or Avisail Garcia. This will be the test for Bendix, to avoid the players that will have zero value added to the team and especially those who will cost a lot for little to no return. The last important factor for any Marlins fan is to look at the reality of their owner and know they won’t spend big so be ready for some lower tier names over the big names left who will cost a lot of money.