As the clock begins to tick closer toward the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline, the Miami Marlins haven’t been very active on Friday aside from one deal. However, that can always change at any moment during trade season.
With it widely-known that the Marlins are looking for a long-term center field option via trade, it makes sense that now is the right time to make a deal. However, the time to make a potential deal now might’ve become even more clearer on Friday afternoon as the Twins appear to be on the verge of full sell-mode after trading star pitcher Jose Berrios to the Blue Jays.
The Twins display numerous trade pieces to teams, but arguably none bigger than star outfielder Byron Buxton.
Should the Miami Marlins go trade for Byron Buxton?
The Twins are quickly emerging as big-time sellers still holding numerous trade candidates that are now becoming likely to be moved. As mentioned previously, none of those are bigger than Buxton who makes perfect sense if the Marlins are looking to trade for a long-term center fielder.
Out of all the potential options for Miami to go acquire a center fielder, Buxton now seems the most-likely to be available. If the Marlins are truly set on Buxton going forward, why not go do the trade right now before someone else does?
The Marlins have the prospect capital to make any kind of deal work for virtually any player that is even potentially available, and as we’ve said before, there aren’t any center fielders potentially available better than Buxton.
The 27-year old star center fielder is still under team control for the 2022 season, but would need to be 100% signed to an extension should the Marlins make that trade. Obviously the Marlins, a team out of postseason contention, trading for Buxton might not make sense to most teams/fanbases around the game, but if the Marlins truly want to secure their center fielder going into the 2022 season, they might have to go get Buxton right now before anyone else does.