Marlins Ink Tim Anderson On A One-Year Deal

The city, the culture and the swag are a great fit for the newest Marlins in town. Tim Anderson and the Miami Marlins have joined forces by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $5 million. 

Coming off a forgettable 2023 season, Tim Anderson has a lot to prove after hitting for just .245 with career lows in homeruns with just one and 25 RBI’s. However, Anderson has shown star caliber status during his first seven seasons in the big leagues with the Chicago White Sox earning back-to-back selections to the All-Star Game in 2021 and 2022. 

Miami had been quiet during the offseason in terms of free agent signings and have been selective in the market. The team needed a boost of stardom and a starting shortstop in their roster and Tim Anderson fits the mold. With the addition, the Marlins infield is now looking well rounded with Josh Bell at first base, Luis Arraez at second, Anderson at shortstop, Jake Burger at third and duties being divided behind the plate between Christian Bethancourt and Nick Cortes potentially.

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Tim Anderson has shown a competitive attitude, winning mentality, and a give it his all playing style that is engaging fans and teammates. Despite the recent troubles between the lines his ex-White Sox teammate who will share the left side of the infield with him in Miami, Jake Burger, mentioned to Steve Greenberg from the Chicago Sun-Times “He was a great teammate to me. I always felt like he was a guy in the clubhouse that I could always trust and talk to about any swing thoughts or defensive thoughts. He helped me out, took me under his wing a little bit.”  

It is safe to speculate that Tim Anderson is a man on a mission looking to regain his status as one of the stars in the game something that with his talent and under the direction and culture implemented by manager Skip Shumaker can be executed. Overall, with this singing Miami Marlins fans will be looking forward to a competitive 2024 season pushing the Fish to swim into the playoffs.

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