Postmortem: Miami Marlins

Miami went 69-93. They only had two players hit above average (OPS+ > 100) who played in at least 100 games: DH Garrett Cooper (113) and OF Dayan de la Cruz (103). Overall, their hitting, both in terms of getting on base and in terms of power, was near the bottom of baseball. Their team ERA was middle of the pack (14th), but they had the NL Cy Young Award winner on their staff—Sandy Alcantara. Alcantara had a 2.28 ERA 228 IP (led league), 178 ERA+, and 207 K’s. He’s 27 and signed through 2027, so the team hopes to build around him.

Prior to the season, Derek Jeter resigned as team president and ceded his ownership stake. At the end of the season, manager Don Mattingly was replaced. Primary owner Bruce Sherman is committed to keeping a low payroll (was 26th of 30 in 2022), somewhat tying GM Kim Ng’s hands in terms of roster building. Regardless, the most glaring need right now is better hitting.

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