Great news from key Miami Marlins bat on a potential contract extension

Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez has some great news for the fans

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Finances and bad contracts may be keeping the Miami Marlins from spending more this off-season. Add trade evaluation issues and you can see plenty of reasons why things have been rather slow. On the plus side, this can be a good time to sign some to extensions. This naturally brings us to National League batting champion second baseman Luis Arraez. How bout signing him to an extension?

Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez is ready for an extension with the team.

It's important to lock up the team's core players, and locking up the National League batting champ before free agency is a pretty obvious step to take. Luis Arraez is a free agent after next season, so it's pretty important to act fast. Arraez already lost to The Fish in their arbitration hearing, so he might want to make up for that in an extension.

Luis Arraez emerged as arguably the best contact hitter in the game in 2023. He batted .354/.393/.469, with 10 home runs and 69 RBI, in 147 games and 574 AB. He was worth 4.9 WAR and 0.6 dWAR for that amazing performance. He even had an eighth place finish in the National League MVP vote.

As MLB.com reports, Arraez was recently interviewed and said this about an extension with the Miami Marlins::

“100 percent yes. I love Miami. My family's here. Everybody lives in Miami. I love the fans. They support me a lot. I love the uniform. Let's see what happens.”

Arraez said that there's no talks about an extension at this time. He said:

"We just went to the arbitration. Business is business. I'm here now to help my team win, and then make the playoffs first, and then go to the World Series, and let's see what happens.”

Miami Marlins owner Bruce Sherman praised Arraez for his performance and his batting title win. He pointed out that his batting average was the highest in the Majors in 13 years. If the price is right, The Fish need to do everything possible to extend him. He will be 27 years old this season by the way.

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