Miami Marlins: What Should The Marlins Do On July 31st?

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Jun 20, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich prepares on deck before a game with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

July 31st is one of the wildest days in the baseball season. July 31st is obviously the MLB trade deadline and it’s approaching us once more.

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Around this time we all wonder the same thing about our favorite baseball team, are they sellers or buyers? Or are they going to stay pat?

I don’t have the time to talk about all 30 teams and this is a Marlins site so let me just talk about the Miami Marlins.

Obviously the Miami Marlins’ record isn’t good but they aren’t as bad as the record says they are. Since the Dan Jennings, hire the Marlins have been playing around .500 baseball, which isn’t enough to get them in a position to make a run for October.

The Marlins are 11 games under .500, but only 7.5 games back of first place. The NL East hasn’t been strong this year but you don’t expect the Nationals to stay at this pace and you can probably expect them to run away with the division which leads me to the point of this article.

Will the Miami Marlins be sellers or buyers?

The answer to that right now probably isn’t known. It would not be smart for the Marlins to trade pieces who are under control past 2015 which leads to only two players who are not, Mat Latos and Dan Haren. Both of these players we acquired by the Marlins in the off-season and now it looks like the Marlins might move them.

What can the Marlins get for these guys? Probably not a lot since Latos has injury concerns and Dan Haren just isn’t that great anymore despite what his numbers say.

Below I am going to run through some trade scenarios with both players and what teams might be interested.

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