Marlins sign Volquez to a 2-year deal

The Miami Marlins needed some serious rotation help this offseason which is why they signed starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to a 2-year/$22 million deal. Volquez had a miserable year with the Royals last season as he went 10-11 with a 5.37 ERA. However, Volquez was clearly one of the top options in a extremely weak starting pitcher free agent market. This guy can be an all-star caliber pitcher at times, but it will be interesting to see if he can remain consistent and be a quality starting pitcher once again. Miami doesn’t really have a clear number 1 pitcher in their starting rotation after the unfortunate death of ace Jose Fernandez in September. However, Volquez could maybe be that guy to lead the Marlins rotation. At least he should be a solid number 3 starter in the Marlins rotation to try and improve the team’s pitching staff. This move won’t make the Marlins starting rotation too much better, but it is probably the best move that Miami could make since the free agent starting pitcher market is so weak.

Grade: B-



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