Jul 3, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (left) and right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (center) and center fielder Cole Gillespie (right) celebrate the final out of the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Miami won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday, I made my case for some trades that the Miami Marlins could make at the deadline. Basically, these trades were aimed at selling off the unnecessary veteran players to bring in young talent. While these trades won’t completely restock the system, which would be a pretty unreasonable expectation, they do add talent that could make an impact in 2015 and 2016 and beyond.
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Since young players that haven’t yet played Major League Baseball are risky no matter how much talent they have (which is why smart organizations hoard young talent), and the organization would still be pretty lacking in terms of depth at the high minors and MLB level, the Marlins should also engage in moves aimed at buying players.
It might seem a little contradictory at first; how can the team expect to improve the system if it trades prospects? The team isn’t going to revamp the system in one swoop if it doesn’t rebuild so improving the system will have to be a long-term process.
Also, with the help of some creative moves, I think the team does come out ahead as far as the farm system goes.