1.) Starting Pitching
Calling the Marlins rotation terrible last year would be kind and generous. A disaster and a dumpster fire would be more accurate. With Henderson Alvarez and Jose Fernandez injured, Dan Haren was the only starter with respectable numbers, and he has since retired after first being traded away. Tom Koehler, Jarred Cosart, Brad Hand and Justin Nicolino were all poor, and none of the other spot starters were any good either. The Marlins don’t need an ace like David Price or Zack Greinke, but someone like Yovani Gallardo, Wei-Yin Chen or Scott Kazmir could fill the void of a #2 or #3 starter.
Ozuna should be the 2016 Marlins CF!
Even if Loria and Boras don’t mix well together, the Marlins should see what Ozuna can deliver with his 5 tools before trading him. Only if Céspedes is signed to replace him, should the Marlins consider trading Ozuna for a #2 SP.
If Capps remains healthy, he is a closer candidate. It is precisely the 6th and 7th inning RP options the Marlins need to establish.
Who is Juan Nicolino?