Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Grade the Marlins Trade Deadline


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The Miami Marlins made a total of five moves before the July 31st trading deadline, including four trades and one release, that of infielder Jeff Baker.

Let’s look at the four trades the team did make and give them a grade for their overall trade deadline:

  1. Steve Cishek to Cardinals
  2. Mat Latos, Michael Morse to Dodgers, Draft Pick to Braves
  3. Dan Haren to Cubs
  4. Sam Dyson to Rangers

Vote on the poll below and give the Miami Marlins the appropriate grade you feel they deserve for the deadline and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

More Miami Marlins News Around the Web:

Marlins put focus on future as veterans Haren, Baker, Dyson depart – Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel

When the dust settled after Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline there was no way to sugarcoat what the Marlins’ busy week of dealing was all about.

With two months remaining the hopes of this season are dead. Buried. Kaput.

That was evident after the Marlins, as expected, traded veteran pitcher Dan Haren, who was sent to the Cubs for two minor-leaguers, and also dealt reliever Sam Dyson to the Rangers. (Read More Here)

Miami Marlins prospect Stone Garrett: Scouting Report – Quinn Barry, Minor League Ball

Stone Garrett is one of the more hard-working players I have encountered in the minor leagues. Before the games, he hit before anyone else, hit more than anyone else, and outran all his teammates in warm-ups. On Tuesday prior to the opener of the Staten Island versus Batavia series, I had the chance to interview Stone and see what he is all about.

When I asked Garrett what type of player he would be at the player league level, it became apparent Stone’s confidence matched his work ethic. “I can be a 30-30 guy.”

Can Stone actually reach this lofty goal? Let’s see if we can find out by taking an all-around look at his game. (Read More Here)

The Soap Opera Known As The Marlins – Paul Lebowitz, Today’s Knuckleball

Since the Miami Marlins are an organization without a concrete plan and are owned by Jeffrey Loria, they are wide open for ridicule. The irony is that the ridicule emanates from the same sources that thought this 2015 version was going to the World Series; that the 2012 free agent buying spree was meant for the long-term; and from players and agents who say they will never, ever deal with the Marlins, but run to them when the money is offered or they have nowhere else to go.

Loria has shown himself to be a man whose business practices are such that the word “ethics” is a floating concept. Their roster construction has been either built to lose or a short-term attempt to win, only to be dismantled if there isn’t immediate payoff. Under Loria, they’ve made nine managerial changes if you count Jack McKeon’s two tenures, the second being when he was 81 years old. He’s currently paying three managers – Ozzie Guillen, Mike Redmond, and his erstwhile general manager and now manager, Dan Jennings. All this for a team that is heading for a 95-loss season. (Read More Here)

It’s Deja Vu All Over Again for the Miami Marlins – Jake Lighter, Baseball Essential

Well, the trade deadline has come and past, and you wouldn’t believe it. The Miami Marlins, yes the 18-games-below-.500 Marlins, have yet again sold at the deadline. Did we expect anything less from our illustrious and well-respected owner Jeffrey Loria?

The Marlins at, and slightly before the deadline, gave up on the already lost season. We saw the dealing of Dan Haren to the Cubs for a pair of inconsequential Minor Leaguers. Haren’s contract was already being paid for by the Dodgers. In what was probably the most complex deal of the trading season, we saw the Marlins deal Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers. Salary relief for the sake of salary relief is all well and good during a lost season, but to make matters even more comical, the Marlins traded their 35th overall pick in the 2015 draft. Although early round draft picks typically go hand in hand with “rebuilding,” I’m sure the Marlins have a plan. (Read More Here)

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