A 6-1 road trip and a comeback win against the division leading Washington Nationals has taken the Miami Marlins out of the sellers market. However, even with the Marlins out of the seller market, it doesn’t mean that they are necessarily going to be buyers either, according to Marlins President Mike Hill:
“I would say you can take us out of the seller category,” Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill said Monday as the visiting first-place Nationals were taking batting practice. “We’re just looking for ways to build on what has been a very positive year for us.
“I don’t think we ever saw ourselves as a seller. We’ve always felt like this club can do good things, can win a lot of games. Had [the trip] gone differently, it might have changed our idea of where we were at.
“But this club is capable of doing those things. Hopefully, it doesn’t stop with the road trip. Hopefully, we come home and keep it going.”
Winning the first game of the series against the Nats is not going to do much for the Marlins if they drop the next two games. They need to keep up their great play of late and continue to make some noise.
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The Miami Marlins are coming off of a strong road trip, winning 6 of their 7 games. They took three of four from the Atlanta Braves and swept the Houston Astros to pull up to 50-53. The Marlins now trail the Washington Nationals by 7.5 games, with a three game series set to begin Monday night.
The Miami Marlins’ plan of action during the fast approaching trade deadline is largely up in the air. Buy or sell? The question is not easily answered. A 7 -game losing streak bridged by the All Star break convinced everyone the Marlins would sell, but a recent hot streak has revived the debate.
If there is one thing that Marlins fans do not want to hear, it’s that the Fish should sell.
This weekend MLB.com released their mid season update to the Top 100 Prospects list with three Miami Marlins minor leaguers making the cut this time around. Left handed pitcher Andrew Heaney was the highest ranked Marlin at No. 22 followed closely by right handed pitcher Tyler Kolek at No. 27 and third baseman Colin Moran coming in at No. 72. Two Marlins prospects who were on the pre-season version of the Top 100 have fallen off the list altogether in Jake Marisnick (formerly No. 65) and Justin Nicolino (formerly No. 81).
In case the Miami Marlins series does not go as planned against the Washington Nationals, starting tonight, the Marlins might become sellers at the July 31st trading deadline. If that is the case, the Marlins could make their closer Steve Cishek available in a trade.