Miami Marlins: Mike Redmond Is Fired, What Should Be The Next Move(s)?
May 17, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) throws against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park. The Giants won 9-8. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Trading for a closer:
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It’s no secret that Steve Cishek has struggled and the Marlins could/should do something about it. I’m not talking going all crazy and trading for Jonathan Papelbon because that would make no sense.
Rumors have been around Rafael Soriano possibly signing with the team, but talks have stalled between the two because the Marlins don’t want to overpay.
Two closers I think the Marlins should trade for are Francisco Rodriguez and Aroldis Chapman. Rodriguez was linked to the Marlins in the off-season but a deal never came in place.
What would it take to acquire one of these two? Lets start with K-Rod. For K-Rod the Marlins would probably have to give up a middle of the pack prospect and then a low-end one so I came up with this trade offer:
Miami gets: Francisco Rodriguez
Milwaukee gets: Colby Suggs and Brian Ellington.
Acquiring Chapman would be a huge task for the Marlins and would probably have to give up a top prospect for the relief ace, I also came up with an offer for the Reds.
Miami get: Aroldis Chapman
Cincinnati gets: Tyler Kolek, Nick Wittgren and Kendry Flores.
Any of these two trades would definitely be a solution to the closing problems.
Next: Big Blockbuster?