Miami Marlins finally move on from a bad contract

Avisail Garcia is finally gone from The Fish
Avisail Garcia
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One of the biggest mistakes of the Miami Marlins Kim Ng era has been resolved. RF Avisail Garcia is finally leaving the team! This is welcome news for the team as he's been a complete disaster on the team since signing. This move should be a good signal for the future, but let's examine it some more to truly find out.

The Miami Marlins have moved on from Avisail Garcia.

Avisail Garcia was never a good signing for the Miami Marlins. The RF was very inconsistent throughout his career prior to signing with The Fish after the 2022 season. It was surely a bad sign as no other team seems to have even tried to beat the multi-year contract that Kim Ng handed to him.

Avi batted .262/.330/.490, with 29 home runs and 86 RBI in 135 games and 461 AB with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2021. This was a pretty solid platform year. The downside was that prior to that he was incredibly inconsistent. It wasn't clear what you had with him year to year. This is why it was strange when The Fish handed him a three year deal with a team option for a fourth. Who else would give that to him? Even with a $12 million price tag per year?

The 2022 season was Avi's first with The Fish and he was...terrible. He batted just .224/.266/.317, with 8 home runs and 35 RBI, in 98 games and 357 AB. He was worth -0.8 WAR for that effort. Things didn't get much better for him in 2023. This time he batted an even worse .185/.241/.315, with 3 home runs and 12 RBI in 37 games and 108 AB. Did I mention that he also had trouble staying healthy? He was worth -0.6 WAR.

This season was more of the same for Avisail Garcia. He batted .240/.255/.380, with 2 home runs and 2 RBI, in 18 games and 50 AB. He was worth -0.2 WAR for this performance. It's great news that the Miami Marlins are moving on, with OF Dane Myers now likely staying on in his place.

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