Miami’s bullpen was utilized heavily during the season, tossing over 600 innings. The acquisition of David Roberston was important for the Marlins despite his less-than-successful outings. Robertson has streaky outings and can come back next year ready to reclaim his setup role. Matt Barnes was out for the 2023 season after he underwent surgery on his left hip. The Marlins do have some backend bullpen stars, such as Robertson, AJ Puk, and closer Tanner Scott. Scott was voted the National League Reliever of the Month for September/October.
Andrew Nardi was a workhorse out of the bullpen; he threw 57.1 innings and finished the year with a 2.67 ERA. The rest of the bullpen is rounded with young stars such as 26-year-old Bryan Hoeing and George Soriano. The 24-year-old made his MLB debut on April 16.
Despite losing Alcantara, Marlins fans should be optimistic for the 2024 season. Taking a look at other teams who lost their ace, such as the Texas Rangers, they were able to help fill DeGrom’s spot in the rotation. If Miami can trade or sign a veteran pitcher such as Lucas Giolito or maybe even Jack Flaherty, they should have a promising 2024 season.
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