There is no question that this is a very important month for the Miami Marlins.
Plain and simple, the Miami Marlins currently need help. While the team is still in contention in the NL East, Miami is now six games below .500 with multiple injuries affecting the roster. Now having lost five games in a row, this team badly needs a spark.
So, if it’s 100% obvious that the Marlins need a spark immediately to turn things around, why not go out and get it? Here is my solution on how to fix the current problems sustained by injuries, make a trade.
The Miami Marlins should trade for Orioles INF Freddy Galvis.
No, this would not be a long-term fix, but it would provide an instant upgrade at a vital position of need.
Freddy Galvis, a 31-year old veteran middle infielder, has spent time with numerous MLB teams. Currently with the Orioles, Galvis is having a strong season, and is on track to put up some the best numbers of his career. With the Orioles seemingly not going anywhere in 2021, why not make the trade now?
Galvis is currently batting .244 for the season with 9 HRs and 21 RBIs in 51 games played. Already a prime candidate to be traded at the trade deadline, it seems almost inevitable that Baltimore will trade the 31-year old veteran this season.
It is currently unknown if Miami will buy or sell at the deadline. So, with the Marlins next 2-3 weeks very telling on what will happen at the deadline for the team, why not make a low-risk move now to potentially make the team better?
Galvis is set to become a free agent at seasons end. Only signed to a $1.5 million deal for the remainder of the season, this move surely wouldn’t cost much to complete.
Also, if Galvis succeeds from now until late-July, you keep him on the roster for hopefully a run at the postseason. If not? You can always trade him as the deadline approaches.
Acquiring Galvis would allow the Marlins to push Jazz Chisholm to shortstop, while cementing Galvis in the everyday lineup at second base. Once Miami’s previously injured infielders return as well, you could add the versatile infielder and quality bench bat to that group as well.