Miami Marlins: 5 Bullpen Arms to Sell at the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 10: Yimi Garcia #93 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at loanDepot park on June 10, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 10: Yimi Garcia #93 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at loanDepot park on June 10, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Relief Pitcher Richard Bleier of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

4. RHP Anthony Bass

2021 Season Stats: 1-5, 4.04 ERA, 1.206 WHIP, 15 BB, 33 K

Signed by Miami as a free agent in the offseason, the 33-year old right-hander currently sports a 4.04 ERA on the year. While Bass has certainly been up-and-down at times this season, the veteran reliever has been solid during the month of July posting a 2.70 ERA across 6.2 innings pitched.

Still signed through the 2022 season with a team option for 2023, Bass could receive interest from contenders as a middle-inning option. Currently tied-2nd on the Marlins in holds, Bass could remain with Miami post-deadline, but is a bullpen option to consider moving if you receive the right offer.

3. LHP Richard Bleier

2021 Season Stats: 2-1, 3.00 ERA, 0.861 WHIP, 2 BB, 27 K

Arguably one of the more sought-after left-handed relievers available on the trade market will be Bleier who has quietly had one of the most impressive seasons among any Marlins reliever. Before allowing three runs on Tuesday night in Washington, Bleier had not allowed an earned run in over a month, while also leading the Miami bullpen with 11 holds.

Still under team control for another season, the veteran reliever has only surrendered two walks over 36 innings so far, while also posting a .591 OPS against. Despite his only postseason experience being two scoreless innings during Miami’s playoff run a year ago, Bleier should be one of the top southpaw relievers on the move over the next week and a half.

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