The Miami Marlins have officially spent some money on a free agent, bringing in Corey Dickerson to play in the outfield. The Marlins agreed to a two-year, $17.5 million contract with the left-handed hitting outfielder. Dickerson spent 2019 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies after being traded at the 2019 trade deadline. Jon Heyman of MLB Network announced that the two sides were close to a deal and then Mark Feinsand followed up with the official deal.
Marlins are finalizing deal with Corey Dickerson. 2 years.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 28, 2019
Corey Dickerson and the Marlins are finalizing a two-year deal worth $17.5 million, per source. Pending physical. @JonHeyman had him going to the Marlins 1st.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 28, 2019
In 2019, Dickerson would play in 78 total games where he hit .304/.565/.341 with 12 home runs and 59 RBI on the season. Dickerson was a twenty-seven home run hitting all-star in 2017, production scaled back in 2018, and hopefully he can get things on track again for the Marlins in 2020. The Miami Marlins are rebuilding and looking to start spending some money to get some trade pieces as well as players who will remain with the organization through the end of the rebuild.
The outfielder situation for remaining free agents still has some good names like Marcell Ozuna, Nicholas Castellanos, and Yasiel Puig. The Marlins opted to bring in the left-handed bat in Corey Dickerson at a cheaper price than that of Ozuna, Castellanos, or Puig. Just like the Detroit Tigers, the Marlins have decided to finally break down and spend some money on an outfielder and left handed bat for their team.