#2 Get Back to the Playoffs
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Skip Schumaker has this goal in mind already. After last season’s success he probably already knows the team is capable and has the talent to be successful.
It will go a long way for the Marlins fan base if they can return to the playoffs and be in the hunt all season. That’s not an easy feat, especially in the National League East which is stacked with talented teams. Skip can manage it to be successful he just needs to fill the few holes left on the roster.
#1 Keep pushing for a bigger budget and players
The Miami Marlins can build a successful franchise but they need horses to do it. Skip Schumaker needs to help that cause by pushing Marlins ownership to spend a little more and get the key players they need. The Marlins certainly don’t need to spend like the Dodgers, but even spending in the top 15 in the league will be a huge improvement over their current habits.
The Marlins were ranked 24th in payroll at $91,700,000 in April of 2023. Certainly that is a lot of money and they spent more than Tampa Bay who was ranked 28th at $73,184,811. I’m sure that’s why Peter Bendix was brought on board but the issue with that is the Marlins don’t have the farm system the Rays do and it will take time to get there. If the Marlins even increased to 18, it would be a huge win and they could get the free agents they need.