The Miami Marlins have struggled in the past to compete with many high-budget teams in the MLB, but they made a big addition with the signing of two-time All-Star infielder Jean Segura on what appears to be a very team-friendly deal on Wednesday.
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) December 29, 2022
Segura is coming off a 2022 season with the Philadelphia Phillies where he excelled as a contact hitter, slashing .277/.336/.387 while hitting ten home runs on the year.
While he is not the splashy superstar signing the Marlins need to become a true contender, many believe that he can certainly be a productive player on an affordable contract in Miami.
“Teams that didn’t even need Seguard should have beaten this offer,” tweeted Matt Williams of The Gameday.
Teams that didn’t even need Segura should have beaten this offer.
— Matt Williams (@MattWi77iams) December 29, 2022
“Solid signing. Veteran right handed hitter who offers positional versatility. Good for Jean to get a 2 yr deal, gives him some more security. Also a trade candidate if season goes sideways,” tweeted Joe Frisaro of the Man on 2nd podcast.
Solid signing. Veteran right handed hitter who offers positional versatility. Good for Jean to get a 2 yr deal, gives him some more security. Also a trade candidate if season goes sideways. @ManOn2nd @CoachandKernan https://t.co/7VEe6lSPpu
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 29, 2022
Segura will likely be near the top of the Marlins lineup next season, and he could make a sizable impact on a team that seemingly desperately needs a veteran leader in their locker room for their abundance of young players on the roster.