While the Miami Marlins have yet to make any notable moves leading up to the July 30th MLB Trade Deadline, there could be some on the way very soon. One report however on Wednesday morning that caught the eyes of Marlins’ fans was about a move they are likely not going to make.
Marlins Trade Rumors: The Marlins are not moving shortstop Miguel Rojas.
It’s understandable that Miami would opt-to hold on to Rojas who is currently in year seven with the organization. With no clear big league ready replacement in the minor leagues, and with Rojas holding a $5.5m team option for the 2022 season, it seems highly likely that the 32-year old shortstop will be back manning the position for the Marlins once again next season.
As you’ll also notice in that same tweet, Mish provided some insight on the potential upcoming decision surrounding Miami first baseman Jesus Aguilar as well.
It’s understandable that contenders would have interest in Aguilar, the current NL leader in RBI’s. However, with No. 6 prospect Lewin Diaz seemingly big league ready, the first base position becomes crowded for Miami with no 100% guarantee the DH will return to the National League in 2022. However, if the DH is back for the 2022 season, a potential first base and DH combo of Aguilar and Diaz would certainly be must-see offensively.
It is obviously currently unknown what moves Miami will make leading up to the July 30th MLB Trade Deadline, but it appears that the potential moves made are becoming clearer by the minute. It seems almost certain that the Marlins will be moving a few players in particular, but could we be in for some possible surprises as well?