The Miami Marlins finished the 2022 campaign with a lousy 69-93 record, good for fourth place in the NL East.
Their overall organizational pitching depth is the envy of many executives around the league: they have Sandy Alcantara, Pablo Lopez, Elieser Hernandez, Trevor Rogers, Edward Cabrera, Eury Perez, Max Meyer, Anthony Bender, Jesus Luzardo, and several more impact arms.
They have a big problem, though: they can’t hit.
If the Marlins have one of the best young pitching staffs in MLB, their lineup sometimes looks like a Triple-A unit, especially with their top performer Jazz Chisholm Jr. sidelined for a large portion of the year.
Analyst Andy Slater made an accurate joke about the 2023 Marlins, knowing the situation.
“If the Marlins don’t improve their lineup this offseason, they can name @CraigMish their manager. It won’t matter,” he tweeted.
If the Marlins don't improve their lineup this offseason, they can name @CraigMish their manager. It won't matter.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) October 24, 2022
Mish is a Marlins beat writer and insider who has been following every step the team takes for a few years now.
By Slater’s comments, it’s clear that he thinks Mish knows a lot about baseball and the franchise, which he does.
The Marlins Offensive Outlook Is Abysmal
It’s a joke, of course: Mish won’t be getting into managing anytime soon.
However, it’s a good way to illustrate how bad the Marlins’ offense is.
Other than those, there is not much to see when it comes to position players.
Free agent signing Avisail Garcia wasn’t very productive in his first season in Miami, either.
Miami should entertain the possibility of trading some arms for at least a couple of impact bats.
They won’t go anywhere without an offense.