3 Teams that won the off-season and how it affects the Miami Marlins

The five teams that had the best off-season and how it looks going forward

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2. NEW YORK YANKEES

The team that the Miami Marlins beat in the 2003 World Series had a pretty good off-season. The Bronx Bombers badly needed to upgrade the lineup and that's exactly what they did. They made one of the biggest splashes of the off-season, by acquiring LF Juan Soto from the San Diego Padres.

If the blockbuster trade wasn't enough, they then proceeded to improve the rotation by signing Marcus Stroman to a team-friendly deal. Stroman wanted to pitch for his hometown team and got his wish, while the Yankees got their discount.

You can argue that third base and the bullpen could use help, but acquiring a generational hitter and a high upside arm can do a lot for them. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if they won their division, though the Baltimore Orioles look good as well.

The Miami Marlins don't have the resources that the New York Yankees have, but with a better farm, a trade for an lite bat would've been possible. Remember, the San Diego Padres previously traded for Soto as well. The Fish won't have to worry about the Bombers, unless the team makes a World Series run and faces them there.

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