The Miami Marlins pivoted quickly after losing out on the two most prominent free-agent relievers, Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, signing Junichi Tazawa and Brad Ziegler to augment their core of setup men. For now, the Marlins’ bullpen could look like something like this:
Closer: A.J. Ramos. Last year he had 40 saves and a 2.81 ERA, with 73 strikeouts in 64 innings.
Setup: Kyle Barraclough, who is among the most underrated relievers in baseball. He had 113 strikeouts in 72.2; innings last season.
Setup: Ziegler, who is a ground ball machine.
Setup: Tazawa, whose effectiveness has always seemed tied directly to whether he can get a day of rest between appearances.
Setup: David Phelps, who had a 2.39 ERA in 59 games as a reliever last season.