Address the lineup
The one benefit of the Miami Marlins putrid lineup is that they can target an impact bat at virtually any position this offseason.
The Marlins finished dead last in the National League in on base percentage and OPS. They were 14th in the NL in runs, hits, doubles, batting average, and slugging. Jesus Aguilar was the only player on the roster for the entire season to have an OPS+ over league average. There is clearly plenty of work to be done.
There is some hope from the Marlins’ youngsters. Jesus Sanchez, Bryan De La Cruz, and Jazz Chisholm were all solid. But the Marlins need a lot more than four solid players, and the hope that Brian Anderson will bounce back, in order to compete.
The Marlins may be best suited to attack the catching and outfield spots. Catcher has been a black hole since they traded J.T. Realmuto, as Jorge Alfaro has not been able to live up to expectations. A power hitting outfielder in the middle of the lineup could also make a major difference as the Marlins could add someone who can change a game with one swing of a bat.
The Miami Marlins need to address their lineup. If Derek Jeter is serious about contending, that is the first place to start.