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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