July 26, 2021

Marlins address greatest weakness with Jonathan Villar trade (Fish Stripes)

The 2019 Miami Marlins had numerous issues with their on-field performance. Thankfully this offseason, they’ve been taking steps to address them. Pounding too many balls into the ground? Let’s add renowned hitting instructor James Rowson to the major league coaching staff. Deep flies keep dying on the Marlins Park warning track? Not anymore!

Next week at the MLB Winter Meetings, the front office will have its sights set on competent relievers. Talent upgrades have already arrived on the position player side in the form of Jesús Aguilar and Jonathan Villar.

Villar, in particular, is an exciting addition because of his defensive versatility and the increased pop he demonstrated with the Orioles last season.

But most importantly, the 28-year-old switch-hitter understands how to run the bases efficiently. From spring training onward, his new teammates ought to be taking notes.

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