The Miami Marlins already made one upgrade to their lineup by signing Jean Segura to a two year deal. That may just be the beginning.
According to Craig Mish from the Miami Herald, the Marlins have had numerous ongoing conversations about trading some of their pitching. While this is nothing new, Mish noted that not only are they refusing to target prospects, but he considers these targets to be “fantastic additions” to the lineup.
Miami Marlins looking to make more upgrades to lineup
The Marlins do have plenty of holes left in the lineup. Even with the idea that Segura will move to third base, the Marlins need a center fielder and a catcher. They could use a consistent power bat in the lineup as well, especially given the disappointing seasons from Avisail Garcia and Jorge Soler in 2022.
Significant upgrades could be available. The Pirates are reportedly listening on Bryan Reynolds, who would be a perfect fit with the Marlins and their needs in center field. The Marlins do have the type of pitching that the Pirates need as they continue their rebuilding process.
Other areas may not be as easily addressed. There is almost nothing on the catching market at this point, unless the Braves decide to make Travis d’Arnaud available. Even then, it is doubtful that they would be willing to trade him within the division, especially to a team hoping to take a leap up the pecking order this season.
One has to imagine that, at some point, the Marlins will be able to get the upgrades they are looking for. Pitching is at a premium around the majors and the Marlins do have plenty of arms. At some point, someone will give the Marlins the piece they covet.
The Miami Marlins are still talking to numerous teams about possible upgrades to the roster. Their quest for an upgrade may finally come to an end soon.