Like the Will Smith song, former Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson is “Going to Miami.”


The Miami Marlins and Anderson agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million, according to ESPN. 


His deal with Miami is pending a physical.

With Anderson joining the Marlins, our MLBbros will be well represented in South Beach.

Tim Anderson Joins Other MLBbros In Miami 

The shortstop is joining Jazz Chisolm, Josh Bell, and Nick Gordon. Oh and we can’t forget about Xavier Edwards who appeared in 10 games last season and made the most of his time with the Marlins.


With the addition of Anderson, the Marlins get another valuable player that can make an impact on the field and at the plate.


Miami had its eye on Anderson since last season during the trade deadline. The Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants also pursued TA7, but at the end of the day, the Marlins prevailed. 

Tim Anderson Blossomed In Chicago 

Anderson, a Silver Slugger award winner,  spent the last eight seasons in Chicago and blossomed into one of the most impactful players in the game.  


We got the opportunity to see how passionate he is and how he leaves it all out on the field. And he loved to give back to the community.


With the success that Anderson had in Chicago, you would have thought the 2x All-Star would have ended his career there.


But after last season, there was no question he would be on the move. He struggled at the plate hitting .245 and his .582 OPS was the lowest among qualified hitters last season. 

Tim Anderson Is A .300 Hitter 

Before last season, Anderson had four consecutive seasons where he hit over .300. He finished his career in Chicago with a .282 batting average.


Now he has a chance to help this Marlins team make back-to-back postseason appearances.  On paper, Miami’s lineup could be a nightmare for opposing pitchers, especially at the top of their lineup. 


You have Anderson, who can set the tone at the leadoff spot and then you can put Chisholm at the two or three spot and have Bell batting cleanup, collecting those RBIs. 


And Gordon can have a lot of success at the bottom of the lineup, but his value lies in his ability to play almost any position on the field. 

Tim Anderson and Luis Arraez Up The Miami Marlins Middle: Two Batting  Champions 

On defense, Anderson and Luis Arráez up the middle will be a good tandem. 


There’s no question that Miami will be one of the most exciting teams to watch this season and they have the talent to finish at the top of the NL East standings.


Anderson has only appeared in the postseason twice, the last time coming in 2021. This could be the year he makes a return to the postseason with his new team. 


And this will be a big season for Anderson who will look to have a bounce back year. He wasted no time showing love to his new team as he posted a photo of himself in a Marlins uniform on his Instagram page.


Even though his deal with Miami is for one year, Anderson can have a productive and extensive career with the Marlins with a strong bounce back season. 

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