Miami Marlins: It’s Time To Rebuild

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Nov 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins vice president & general manager Dan Jennings listens during a press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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If these trades occurred, the Marlins would get back a solid young core who would be up by 2017 or shortly after. This results in their future infield (Gordon, Moncada, Reed,), outfield (Walker, Arias, Margot), and talented pitchers like Wheeler, Johnson, and Straham.

By giving up core pieces like Hechavarria, Stanton, Yelich, Fernandez, Prado, Gordon and Alvarez the Marlins produce a talented team in return in the next couple of years. I can see the Marlins keeping JT Realmuto during this process and the Marlins still have to make other deals complete the rebuild proccess. Other players that can be deal are A.J. Ramos and Carter Capps.

Here’s who they’d receive:

Infield: Yoan Moncada, Rafael Devers, Nick Gordon, Jorge Polanco, Stuart Turner, A.J. Reed

Outfield: Manuel Margot, Junior Arias, Adam Brett Walker, Elier Hernandez

Pitching: Brian Johnson, Wyatt Strahan, Kohl Stewart, Miguel Amonte, Erik Skoglund

Add that roster with some free agent plug-ins and the Marlins become legit. The rotation will still need some work but the that is where free agency comes in. I know it will be tough to see players like Stanton and Fernandez go but, this stands as an excellent young core who can compete when they develop. Like I said earlier, this is what the Marlins need to do and it puts them in the best position to succeed.

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