Marlin Maniac RTD: Miami Marlins Trades, All-Star Choices

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Jul 12, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; National League pitcher Fernando Rodney (56) of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the 8th inning in the 2016 MLB All Star Game at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 12, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; National League pitcher Fernando Rodney (56) of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the 8th inning in the 2016 MLB All Star Game at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Promise I didn’t think he’d come up every time when I wrote the questions. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Promise I didn’t think he’d come up every time when I wrote the questions. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

On August 1st, will Fernando Rodney still be the biggest piece acquired, or will the Marlins have made another impact deal by then? 

Sean Millerick:  Depends whether or not the Marlins win 9 games by then.  The Fish kick off the second half with 17 games against just 3 teams, two of them fellow Wild Card chasers. If Miami weathers that stretch with an above .500 record, the front office will find a way to swing a major deal. If not, they’ll stand pat and explore non-waiver options.

David Marcillo:  I sincerely hope Rodney will not be the biggest piece acquired. While bullpen help was a slight need, rotation help is a huge glaring hole. With the Marlins scouting guys like Jake Odorizzi, Sonny Gray, and Rich Hill, I honestly hope they make a move well before the August 1st deadline. Every fifth game this season has essentially been a loss given the Minor League Baseball arms that have been trotted out there to start Major League Baseball games. 

Eddie Noy:  I reject the premise of the question. There is no universe in which Fernando Rodney is the biggest anything. Unfortunately/Fortunately, the Marlins don’t have much of a farm from which to make further “impact moves”, so subtraction by addition aside, they might be done. Josh Naylor, teal-on-teal knife attack survivor, just barely making Baseball America’s midseason top 100, being the sole exception.

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