Congratulations to the newest member of the Hall of Fame Barry Larkin and onwards with the belated second part of my series on how contenders can use the remaining free agents to fill key gaps on their rosters:
Need: Centre field
They might not be targeting a new centre fielder, they seem quite content with giving Chris Coughlin the job, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need one. I like Coughlin as a hitter but absolutely don’t see him as being anything close to a major league centre field, either in health or ability. Where else he plays with the current construction of the Marlins roster is difficult to say but between Coughlin, Logan Morrison and Gaby Sanchez they do have some depth from which to make a trade. The only free agent that has a chance to plug this gap is the almost mythical Yoenis Cespedes who the Marlin will probably be amongst the bidders for.
Taking a flyer on a reliever or two to take some of the pressure and workload of...