The Miami Marlins have had a busy couple of months.
At the start of the offseason, they welcomed a new manager in Skip Schumaker, who had previously been the bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals.
They also made some key moves this winter to improve their ballclub.
They added veteran right-hander Johnny Cueto on a one-year deal and acquired Luis Arraez from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-hander Pablo Lopez.
They also signed infielder Jean Segura to a one-year deal.
Today, in Jupiter, Florida, Marlins General Manager Kim Ng stopped by MLB Network to discuss the outlook of the team and what her expectations are entering the 2023 season.
It's been a busy few months in Miami!@Marlins GM Kim Ng joined us live from #SpringTraining to discuss some of the new faces in the clubhouse, Jazz's move to the outfield and the team's new skipper.#HighHeat | @alannarizzo pic.twitter.com/8oJ4mA23Ln
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 23, 2023
By acquiring Arraez, the Marlins managed to land the reigning American League batting champion.
With Cueto, they added a veteran presence to their rotation, and a pitcher who enjoyed a bounce-back season with the Chicago White Sox.
Ng discussed what the new additions could mean for the Marlins.
She highlighted the team’s pitching as its greatest strength, but has a lot of confidence in Segura, Arraez, and Cueto and believes they can bring some positive change to the organization.
In terms of the Arraez trade, Ng described the deal being a perfect situation for the Marlins, citing that the Twins were in need of some starting pitching, while the Marlins needed a bat, and that it ultimately worked out for both sides.
She lamented having to trade Lopez, but expressed excitement for acquiring the reigning AL batting champion in Arraez.NEXT: Jazz Chisholm Jr. Discusses His Move To Center Field