3 - Marlins need a catcher
The Miami Marlins non-tendered former veteran starting catcher Jacob Stallings and need a replacement who can provide either really stout defense or solid offense. Surprisingly, at least one pundit called Stallings a potential steal this offseason. I have no idea where that came from, perhaps the tough market, but Stallings was not very good at either offense or defense. Who should the Marlins focus on at the Winter Meetings for catcher?
Signing Victor Caratini as their starting Catcher should be the focus for the Marlins opening. The Marlins need some offense and catcher has some more options available as compared to shortstop. Caratini is the best fit for both sides of the ball and will be a great option in the lineup.
If they can’t sign Caratini there are a few more options that might be good fits to the Marlins but not as big of an impact defensively. Yasmani Grandal would be a name that would fill that role for sure. Just the opposite, Martin Maldonado would be a very solid defensive catcher and leader, but wouldn’t provide much offense, which would still be an improvement on Stallings, who was neither.