MLB's annual Winter Meetings represent the cheif fuel from which baseball's hot stove burns. Representatives from all 30 clubs, including your Miami Marlins, as well as top free agents and their agents will all be under one roof.
With the lines of communication wide open, this is the perfect time for baseball's top decision-makers to use both trades and free-agent signings to ignite their roster-building process. This is a prime event for clubs like the Marlins, who have several noticeable roster flaws, to build a depth chart worthy of their postseason aspirations.
Miami Marlins Winter Meetings Top 3 Needs According to Allen Settle
The Fish are without with workhorse Sandy Alcantara. Their 2023 home run leader, Jorge Soler, has opted for free agency (although he has been spotted around former teammates in Miami). New President of Baseball Peter Bendix is settling into his role as lead decision-maker and on top of it all, the Marlins are seeking to join the powerhouse Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies as legitimate contenders in a loaded NL East, as they seek to build off of their surprise 2023 run to the NL Wild Card round.
There are a lot of big decisions looming around the franchise, and the Winter Meetings represents the perfect time to reignite the excitement for the South Florida fanbase, while appropriately addressing the club's biggest needs. Where should Bendix and the rest of teh front office start? Here are my top three priorities: