I want to go to the Marlins next because they could either be very bad or very good this season, and I don’t think there will be an in between. Marlins and CEO Derek Jeter parted ways in the offseason so it is interesting to see where this franchise goes from here. They signed Sandy Alcantara to a long-term deal and he will head their pitching staff. They have very good options behind him too in what is one of their strengths.
Trevor Rogers, Pablo Lopez, Jesus Luzardo and Elieser Hernanandez are very good starting rotation options. However, they don’t have much depth behind them. Dylan Floro should start as their closer, but they really don’t have any bullpen names after that.
They did make some big offensive additions that made headlines. They added Avisail Garcia and Jorge Soler. They also traded for a defensive beast in catcher Jacob Stallings. These players add to Jazz Chisholm, Miguel Rojas, Jesus Sanchez and Bryan De La Cruz. This team has tons of talent, and they even have solid lineup depth now, which is something they have been missing since trading Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna in the 2017 offseason.
Their win total is set at 75.5 which is a good number. This team could be a pest for the rest of the NL East, or they could get beat up on if they have any long term injuries. This team could go either way, so I am staying away from the total.