Should Miami Marlins Add A-Rod?
Bottom Line: End of September, There’s An Opening
The scenario Heyman envisions, and MLBTradeRumors expounds upon a little more, is a September call-up for Rodriguez. The rosters are bigger, it allows time for a deal, and also some time at AAA playing in the field for the first time this season.
When September ends though, if it does end with a playoff berth, keep in mind that the Marlins will be down a spark plug player in Dee Gordon. That puts Derek Dietrich back in the starting lineup at second base, as opposed to the occasional first base fill-in appearance he makes now. Hopefully, Bour is fully back by September, and Dietrich can spend the final month being the impact bat off the bench and spot starter he’s best suited to be based on how the 2016 roster is constructed. But come playoff time, the Marlins will be in need of another veteran bat with some pop to throw in there late in the game. Why not see if it can be a guy who’s hit nearly 700 home runs in his career?
It costs next to nothing to get him. If they had to trade anything of consequence, forget it. But at this price? In this close of a race? It might just be enough to help buy a ticket to October.