Miami Marlins/Texas Rangers Trade Proposal No. 2
Yes, as we mentioned previously, the Marlins will likely trade from their crowded major league rotation picture at some point. However, would they consider trading Sanchez?
The focal-point return for Miami in the JT Realmuto deal, Sanchez had an impressive first showing at the major league level during the 2020 season, but missed the entirity of 2021 with an injury. Miami’s current No. 4 prospect, the talent and potential with Sanchez is evident, and the 23-year-old is expected to be one of the focal points of the Marlins future rotation for years to come.
However, if Sanchez is potentially made available in a trade, it would surely be for a very-high price, evident by Nolan Writin’s proposal of two Top 100-caliber prospects and a rising young pitching prospect. However, as they also mentioned as well, it still might not be enough for Sanchez.
Foscue and Duran are two of the top middle infield prospects in a Rangers system loaded with depth at the position, as well as Roby who is coming off a strong start to his professional career in limited action in 2021. As for a potential additional player in this deal, 2021 All-Star Adolis Garcia was mentioned as a potential option, and is an intriguing outfielder who hit 31 home runs a year ago while playing primarily defensively in centerfield, which is a current need for Miami.
If Miami were to trade Sanchez, it would likely take a very-high price, with multiple teams also likely having interest, and you could certainly argue that Garcia or another prospect would need to be included. The trade listed above with Garcia or a prospect included would be a big haul for Miami, but you could also argue that it could be an overpay on Texas’ end.