As strange as it may be to think of the Miami Marlins as buyers, that is the case. CEO and owner Derek Jeter is tired of losing and is looking to turn the franchise around as soon as possible.
While the Marlins have plenty of young pitching, they desperately need to improve their offense. That has been the focal point of their offseason, with the front office saying that they are willing to trade from their stockpile of young arms to strengthen the lineup.
First base does not seem to be an area the Marlins would need to upgrade. Jesus Aguilar was their best hitter last season, leading the team in homers and RBI while posting the best OPS+ of any of their primary starters. However, Aguilar’s defense makes him better suited for a designated hitter role.
Enter Matt Olson. Not only would he improve their lineup, but he would be a drastic improvement defensively at first. He would add a power bat to a lineup in desperate need of one while showing that the Marlins are serious about contending both this season and into the future.
The Miami Marlins are looking to become a playoff caliber team. Adding Matt Olson to the roster would be a step in that direction.