4 potential landing spots for Tomas Nido following his DFA by the Mets

Tomas Nido would be an upgrade on several MLB rosters over even more than the backups.
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3) Miami Marlins

Perhaps the worst catcher tandem in baseball belongs to the Miami Marlins. Nick Fortes and Christian Bethancourt are each hitting well below the Mendoza Line. It’s like they have two Triple-A catchers on their roster right now.

At the plate, Fortes is hitting .164/.203/.238. Bethancourt is at an equally as horrific .155/.200/.239.

Behind the plate has been a bit more mixed. Bethancourt’s arm is a strength. Fortes rates well in several areas defensively. This was close to what the Marlins had expected from the position. Fortes didn’t accidentally hit .204/.263/.299 last season. Miami didn’t think things would dip this low.

Why would the Marlins want anything to do with Nido in a year where they’re going to sell? Nido is still arbitration eligible and by picking him up for league minimum now, they’d have control over him for next season. Fortes and Bethancourt have both fallen flat to the point where Nido would be a major upgrade over either of them. Nido is seasoned enough to handle himself well with the young Marlins pitchers. His influence as opposed to two catchers who are absolutely nervous about their future because of their inability to hit, could help turn them around. The Marlins can’t always rely on playing the Mets.