Miami Marlins - Winter Meetings top 3 needs according to Neil Raymond

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The Miami Marlins are getting ready for the Winter Meetings. There are trade possibilities out there and potentially major free agent signings as well. The question is what are the top three priorities for The Fish? What should Peter Bendix focus on?

The Miami Marlins need to make a splash at the Winter Meetings.


The Fish lost ace Sandy Alcantara for the 2024 season due to Tommy John Surgery. That's terrible news for the team, but if there's a silver lining, it's that the team made the playoffs despite his production in 2023. He produced a 4.14 ERA in 2023, that's not ace production. With all due respect to Sandy, losing that production shouldn't keep the Miami Marlins from making the playoffs in 2024.

The Miami Marlins rotation already has Jesus Luzardo (3.58 ERA in 178.2 IP); Braxton Garrett (3.66 ERA in 159.2 innings pitched); Edward Cabrera (4.24 ERA in 99.2 IP); Eury Perez (3.15 ERA in 91.1 IP) and potentially Trevor Rogers (4.00 ERA in 18.0 IP). Call me overly optimistic but I still believe in Trevor Rogers bouncing back if healthy.

It's pretty clear that while The Fish's rotation has talent and potential, the team could use some depth other than the likes of Ryan Weathers. It doesn't have to be an ace (though that obviously wouldn't hurt), but just some arms to eat innings. A couple of such arms could go a long way in keeping the Miami Marlins in a good spot in 2024.