The Miami Marlins are looking for a corner outfielder, and they have a specific type of player in mind. It is just a matter of being able to afford them.
The Miami Marlins were the surprise of baseball last year. Despite a roster ravaged by COVID-19 and literally playing a AAA squad, they managed to find their way into the postseason as the sixth seed. Miami’s magical ride included a first round sweep of the Cubs before being dispatched by the Braves, but the season had to be viewed as a success.
That success has the Marlins in search of upgrades for the roster as they look to contend once more. One such upgrade would be a corner outfielder, where Miami knows exactly what type of player they want.
As it currently stands, the Marlins appear to be set in left and center. Corey Dickerson will be given every opportunity to seize the left field spot, while Starling Marte holds down center. Right field is far more of a question mark, as Lewis Brinson has been unable to perform at a major league level and Harold Ramirez coming off of an injury plagued year.
Based on the roster, it is not a surprise that the Marlins would be looking for a fit in right. While they may not be shopping at the top of the market, there are plenty of intriguing possibilities that could fit their budget. A player such as Kyle Schwarber or Josh Reddick could give the Marlins the offensive production they need.
Miami is doing what they can to upgrade their roster. They had previously identified the bullpen as an area of concern, and have since brought in a trio of relievers. While they could still use a closer, the Marlins have been opportunistic to improve that area of their team.
The same approach is likely when it comes to the outfield. The Marlins will likely take their time, looking for exactly the right fit for the direction their team is going. They are not likely to make an earth shaking move, such as bringing back Marcell Ozuna, but rather an understated transaction that should improve the roster for the upcoming year, and possibly beyond.
The Miami Marlins are looking for another outfielder. They know exactly what they want – it is just a matter of being able to afford that player.