It's time for a Miami Marlins signing to stop starting

Tim Anderson is playing his way out of Miami
Tim Anderson
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The Miami Marlins made some questionable decisions this off-season, but one looked solid at the time. That was of course SS Tim Anderson. Things unfortunately have not worked out for either side. Is it time for both sides to move on? Let's take a look at the situation and see what should be done.

Tim Anderson is no longer a viable SS for the Miami Marlins.

Tim Anderson was a star SS with the Chicago White Sox from 2019 to 2022. He batted .318/.347/.474 during that time. He also was an AL MVP contender and an All-Star Game pick. He was also known for his great defense during that time. It certainly would've been a major boost for The Fish to have had him during that time.

Anderson has been terrible last season for Chicago. He batted .245/.286/.296, with 6 home runs and 25 RBI in 79 games and 332 AB. He had a terrible -0.9 dWAR and was worth an atrocious -2.0 WAR overall. It wasn't much of a surprise that the team didn't bother picking up their option on him for the 2024 season.

The Miami Marlins signed Tim Anderson for 1 year/$5 million hoping for a turn-around. That turn-around is sadly not happening. He's currently worth -1.2 WAR with a -0.2 dWAR. He's basically a detriment to the team. He's currently batting .199/.235/.219, with 0 home runs and 6 RBI in 43 games and 146 AB.

Tim Anderson has been so bad, that literally anyone else is an upgrade over him. He has a .282 BABIP, which isn't that much lower than his career mark of .346. His Exit Velocity dropped from 89.6 in 2021, to 88.2 in 2022, to 87.8 in 2023 and 85.7 this season. His EV is in a free fall and it doesn't look like any significant improvement is on the horizon.

The Fish have two options to replace Anderson in Otto Lopez and Xavier Edwards. Lopez can either move to SS in deference to Edwards, or Edwards can play his natural position of SS and directly replace Anderson there. Tim Anderson has no trade value, so should just be released at this point.

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