2022-23 MLB Offseason Recap: Miami Marlins

Despite a NL Cy Young campaign from staff ace Sandy Alcantara, the Marlins failed to crack the 70-win marker in 2022. Miami brings back a solid rotation for 2023, but one that will look different thanks to a trade that brought one of the league’s best hitters to South Beach.

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Notable Additions

The two most notable additions made by the Marlins this winter the additions of Jean Segura and Luis Arraez. Miami finished among the bottom teams in the league in batting average, OBP, and SLG. The contact-oriented Segura should help generate offense, and the same can be said for Arraez. The ex-Twin finished first in the AL and fourth in MLB in batting average (.316), and eleventh in the league in OBP (.375). The 25-year-old should fit in nicely at the top of the Marlins lineup.

Other notable additions include reliever JT Chargois and starter Johnny Cueto, the latter of whom proved to be quite effective for the White Sox at the age of 36 last season.

Notable Subtractions

With one year left before heading into free agency, Miguel Rojas is headed back to Los Angeles. The Marlins shipped the savvy defender to a shortstop-needy Dodgers team for infielder prospect Jacob Amaya. In addition to Rojas, Miami moved Pablo López to Minnesota in the deal that netted the Marlins Arraez.

A Recap

Given the frugal nature of the Marlins franchise, it’s not much of a shock that Miami had a relatively quiet season. The Marlins didn’t tweak its group significantly, but did boost the lineup with the additions of Segura and Arraez. Outside of Bryan De La Cruz, Jazz Chisholm Jr., and Garrett Cooper, the Marlins offense struggled mightily with generating much of anything in 2022. Segura and Arraez may not be power hitters, but both can help set the table for the middle of the lineup.

After a 69-win season, the Marlins will look to accrue more wins in 2023. The NL East will be extremely tough to navigate, but less games within the division should benefit Miami.

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