Miami Marauders finished, 69-85, 5th in their division during the 2016 campaign. General Manager, Scott Sherry, is looking to elevate the team to the next level as they have improved each year, but have yet to break .500.
CF Manlio Ferraroti – trade with SEA
SS Yoshiaki Araki – trade with SEA
2B David Lopez – free agent signing
3B Oualid Huard – trade with SEA
SP Mark Brown – trade with SEA
Miami Marauders made their biggest off-season splash by acquiring shortstop, Yoshiaki Araki, from Seattle. While quite the price to pay, $18 million, Araki is a defensive wiz and contact specialist. He has battle small injuries throughout his career and hopes to play a ‘complete’ season.
The Marauders added another bat with center fielder, Manlio Ferraroti, obtained through a trade with Seattle, once again. Miami hopes the experience of the championship with the Braves and the defensive skill-set of Ferraroti, bring success.
Cap wise, Miami sits at a modest $89.1 million, so their is room to do things. Miami has a very deep minor league system ranked overall 2nd, with 1B A. Dominey (5th), P K. Dickinson (10th), P C. Parks (11th), P C. Lopez (16th), and 3B J. Lenglet (20th).
Miami Marauders have a bright future ahead of them, but 2017 doesn’t appear to be their breakout season.