When will the Marlins trade some of their pitching? That is a question that many around baseball are asking as Miami continues to stockpile talented young arms. Surely the front office in Miami is aware that not all of these pitchers are going to be able to be fixtures in the Marlins staff for years to come. John Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that a trade could be done sooner rather than later.
Mariners, DBacks are possible fits for Marlins starter Jacob Turner; Marlins having active trade talks because of quality pitching depth.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 20, 2014
Out of all of the pitchers that the Marlins currently have, the biggest question mark for me is certainly Jacob Turner. I don’t really trust him, even with his solid spring so far. The problem with trading Turner is that Miami is not likely to get much in return. This situation could be addition by subtraction though, as removing Turner would allow both Brad Hand and Tom Koehler into the rotation, and free up an additional bullpen spot for someone like Henry Rodriguez who has pitched well this spring.
Ultimately, I would love to see Miami get their hands on Nick Franklin from the Mariners, but that probably is not going to happen any time soon. It would certainly take more than Turner to get a deal like that done. We have already explored a possible trade with the Diamondbacks in the last couple of days, and I really doubt they would be able to pull a trade like that off.
Either way, we will keep you posted here at Marlin Maniac for any news that breaks regarding this, or any situation. Stay tuned!