In less than a week, the Miami Marlins are going to be very popular amongst the masses of MLB teams looking to make a trade or two.
The Miami Marlins won’t let the non-waiver trade deadline without letting their presence be known. While the organization will not star in the role of “buyer” this season, it’s a safe bet they will part with a few players on the Major League roster.
Joe Frisaro of MLB.com opened his “Inbox” segment once again to field questions from fans who want to know what the team’s plans are heading toward the 2018 finish line.
"“The general sense is that the Marlins will make a couple of moves before Tuesday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline,” Frisaro wrote. “While teams are coveting [Kyle] Barraclough and [Adam] Conley the most, left fielder Derek Dietrich, right-hander Dan Straily and reliever Brad Ziegler (a free agent next year) are receiving various levels of interest.”"
More from Marlins Rumors
- What can the Miami Marlins still do?
- Miami Marlins rumors: Ideal CF target
- Miami Marlins rumors: Trade for CF?
- Miami Marlins rumors: A signing we need
- Miami Marlins rumors: Is Bobby Dalbec a target?
Barraclough and Conley figure to remain with the team unless a deal comes the Marlins’ way that they cannot pass up. The Boston Red Sox were interested in Drew Steckenrider but may not make an offer for the reliever now that the team has traded for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.
The only thing certain is the Marlins will not part with any minor league prospects. After years of dealing with one of the worst farm systems in the Majors, Miami has built the makings of a stable feeder system from top to bottom.
Miami has been able to promote from within this season, filling voids left due to injury an have not suffered greatly. While that may seem a bit hard to say given the team’s losing record, but youngsters have been able to move to the parent roster and deliver.
Straily has recently drawn interest from playoff contenders. He has pitched well this season, giving the team six quality starts and could bring a hefty return if traded. He is under contract with the Marlins until 2021.
Dietrich has enjoyed his best season in the Majors. He could also bring a nice return of prospects.
"“In recent weeks, the Brewers have shown some interest in Dietrich. The fact the Marlins called up 22-year-old Magneuris Sierra, their No. 6 prospect, may be a sign that something could be brewing with Dietrich,” Frisaro explains. “Miami plans on playing Sierra every day, either in center or left. Cameron Maybin is another trade possibility.”"
There could be other offers made to the Marlins in the next few days. Whether they bite on a potential deal depends on the offer a team makes.