3 Impact hitters the Miami Marlins should try to sign

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Justin Turner is a veteran at 38 years old, but is still capable of playing at a high level. He's also a very versatile defender, who can play first base and third base. His defense isn't very good to say the least, and he might be better off at designated hitter. The fact that he can still play passable defense at both first base and third base. It might be a stretch to say, but he could even be the team's first baseman if Josh Bell is moved to DH due to his own arguably worse defense.

I said all of this about Justin Turner's defense, but what about his offense? JT batted .276/.345/.455 with 23 home runs and 96 RBI, in 146 games and 558 AB. He was worth 2.1 WAR in 2023 and can possibly still produce something similar for the Miami Marlins in 2024. I'd be lying if I wasn't concerned about his age and health going forward, but I can still see another solid year coming from him.

How much would Justin Turner cost the Miami Marlins? A 1 year deal at close to $20 million will likely be the cost. It's not a small price to pay, but it could very well be worth it for the production and his veteran leadership.

NEXT: A really big bat.