The Miami Marlins big trade deadline move involved dealing a couple of prospects for a pitcher, Jarred Cosart, to help the starting rotation at the major league level. Knowing that the strength of the Marlins minor league system is in pitching, the expectation would be that they dealt from that depth, but the exact opposite is true. By trading away Jake Marisnick and Colin Moran the Marlins essentially emptied their minor league system of legitimate position player prospects. Why would they do this and what are the long term implications? Fish Stripes ponders these questions:
It was well known that the Miami Marlins had a decent amount of pitching depth and lacked in the position player department. That made the Jarred Cosart trade that sent Colin Moran and Jake Marisnick to the Astros even stranger.
MIAMI When the Marlins acquired starter Jarred Cosart before Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline, they weren’t figuring he would replace Henderson Alvarez in the rotation. Just before batting practice wrapped up Friday, the Marlins announced Alvarez was headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Scheduled to pitch Sunday, Alvarez arrived at the ballpark Friday complaining of shoulder soreness.
A day after being placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, Miami Marlins All-Star right-hander Henderson Alvarez aims for a return on the next homestand.
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The Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox discussed possible trade scenarios for pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey at the trade deadline before both pitchers were traded to the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals.
Jon Lester was traded by the Boston Red Sox at the MLB Trade deadline on Thursday to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. A deal that has been met with both rave reviews and criticism for the Sox.
Not only was it Christian Yelich bobblehead day at Marlins Park today, it’s also Sunday which means… Welcome to this week’s edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Out of Options Marlins Recap. As always let’s start with the quick recap- The Good: SportCenter catch; The Bad: the Marlins lost, and the Out of Options: Jacob Turner. What does all this mean? Well let’s jump into the full recap to find out.
Popular opinion around baseball (including Marlins fans) is that Giancarlo Stanton will inevitably be traded. Jeffery Loria will never shell out the amount of money necessary to keep a star like Giancarlo, and that he doesn’t want to stay in Miami.