The Miami Marlins made the playoffs for the first time in 20 years and fans are hoping they weren’t just one hit wonders. Fans were excited and the support for the team was booming. Now the Marlins are losing Jorge Soler to free agency and they need a replacement for him to continue the lineup boost.
The Marlins have more than just a big bat outfield need, they have a few holes that were not filled as we wrote about prior. The shortstop position and the catcher position are both big holes that could easily be improved upon. There is no need for a superstar in either of those positions, although if they could trade for one it would be amazing. The Marlins simply need productive bats in both of those spots that will help continue the lineup and challenge opposing pitchers.
Think about it this way, if the Marlins get 50% increases in production in both of those spots, you would say wow that’s an amazing improvement. That would be very easy to do as Wendle hit 2 home runs, drove in 20, and hit .212 so 50% is 3 home runs and 30 RBI. If you can do that, which should be simple and the shortstop can hit .250 you are in business but even more so I would suggest most players would sit around 10 home runs and 40 RBI. That’s a huge increase and for not a high cost. Let’s see who is available.