The Miami Marlins are seemingly not done with their offseason wheeling and dealing. After making a splash with a lucrative signing of outfielder Avisail Garcia, the Marlins are reportedly focusing their attention on adding another big bat, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.
Marlins still seek another big bat after landing Avisail Garcia, They remain in touch with Miami-area product Nick Castellanos. Another name to watch: postseason hero Eddie Rosario
Indeed. Those are huge names the Marlins are setting their sights on in the free-agent market, but their potential to land Castellanos at least appears to be unlikely. For one, Castellanos is said to be asking for an albatross contract, according to a separate report by Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.
Nick Castellanos remains a great fit for Miami, but a source said he’s seeking a seven- or eight-year deal, likely taking him out of the Marlins’ price range.
The temptation to land another star will always be there for the Marlins, who finished 29th in the majors in the 2021 season with just 623 runs, but they also have to be careful with their spending. Heyman also floated two other names the Marlins are pursuing help in the outfield, ones who could be asking for friendlier contracts.
Marlins are also in on Kyle Schwarber. But he has huge market. Red Sox, Phillies, Rockies, more. Had 145 wRC+ last year in DC and Boston.
Here's the other.
Chris Taylor is yet another bat on Marlins’ radar. One big extra advantage he’d bring: very capable in center field
The dominoes could soon fall and we'll just have to wait and see whether any of these players will actually join Garcia in Miami.