Another offseason and another Miami Marlins quest to add bats to the lineup.
The Marlins have been looking for a center fielder since trading Starling Marte to the A’s during the 2021 campaign. They had attempted to lure Marte back during the offseason, only to watch him sign with the division rival Mets. That left the Marlins to attempt to cobble the position together with a quartet of youngsters without much success.
Miami Marlins entering trade market once again
Ad so, the Marlins find themselves in the same spot they were in last offseason. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins are once again looking to trade from their pitching depth to land a center fielder, with Michael Taylor and Adolis Garcia mentioned as possibilities.
These reports should not be a surprise. Pablo Lopez has been named as a trade candidate since the Marlins began their hunt for a center fielder during the 2021-22 offseason and may well be on the trade block again. A team looking to contend next year, such as the Rangers, could have interest in his services, especially if they have an extra outfielder.
Lopez may not be the only pitcher on the trade block. The Marlins do have plenty of pitching prospects as well that they could use in an attempt to upgrade the lineup. There are plenty of teams in need of pitching, making the Marlins one of the more intriguing teams once the offseason begins.
The Marlins may not be looking at just center field. They do have other holes in the lineup, especially at first base and catcher. Their pitching depth, and plethora of prospects, could be valuable as they look at other areas of the lineup as well.
Once again, the Miami Marlins are looking to bring in a center fielder during the offseason. And once again, they have pitchers available for trade.