MLB Trade Rumors: Potential Steve Cishek landing spots
San Francisco Giants
Let’s be real here: The Giants can’t hit, and once again their great pitching has them firmly in playoff contention as the trade deadline nears. The NL West is a two-horse race between the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, and Steve Cishek would probably flourish in the cavernous AT&T Park.
They already own the fourth-best ERA in MLB at 2.83, and are another team who may covet Cishek to shut the door after Sergio Romo lost his closing job. Santiago Casilla has been terrific as their new closer, but could be plugged back in to the eighth if Cishek were to be acquired.
The Giants have a solid young shortstop in Christian Arroyo who is ranked by MLB.com as their number five prospect. Praised for his “strong hands and level swing,” Arroyo is likely a few years away from the big leagues, but for my money I’d say it’s time to start thinking about a long term replacement for Adeiny Hechavarria.
Guess what? San Francisco also owns a promising, power-hitting catcher in their system named Andrew Susac. He is OPSing .832 in Triple-A and is thought to be close to big league-ready. There is also the fact that Buster Posey isn’t going anywhere, so perhaps the Marlins could sweet talk Susac into their future plans.
So, what do you think? Will the Marlins trade Steve Cishek before the trade deadline, and where do you think he will end up? Am I being far too generous in predicting his worth on the trade market and the pieces the Marlins could get in return?