Miami Marlins: Four Candidates to be Traded By Waiver Trade Deadline

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Aug 9, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) celebrates with manager Dan Jennings (26) after scoring a run against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at Turner Field. The Marlins defeated the Braves 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The July 31st trade deadline may have already passed, but that does not mean that teams cannot still pull off trades. The July 31st trade deadline is considered the non-waiver trade deadline, but trades can still be made the rest of the season, but the steps are just a little more complicated

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A team like the Miami Marlins can still reap the benefits of being a selling team, as the team has assets they can unload to a contending team. The only catch is that player has to be traded before August 31st or they’ll no longer be post-season eligible.

If Marlins fans remember, the waiver deadline served as an ally to the then Florida Marlins in 2003. On August 30th of 2003, Mike Lowell broke his hand and would be sidelined for the rest of the season, save for the last game of the season.

With the team in pursuit of a playoff spot, the Marlins dealt right-handers Denny Bautista and Don Levinski to the Baltimore Orioles for Jeff Conine, on August 31st. With Lowell sidelined, Miguel Cabrera moved from left field to third base, with Conine taking over left field.

This trade eventually led to this infamous play in Marlins history:

While any trade made before August 31st won’t have the same impact for the Miami Marlins in 2015 or likely 2016, they can still look to move 4 players that could bring back a return that could help them down the road. Those 4 players are

Martin Prado


Mike Dunn


Bryan Morris

, and

Ichiro Suzuki


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