Miami Marlins/Texas Rangers Trade Proposal No. 3
The final trade proposal between the Marlins and Rangers presented by Nolan Writin’ was for Cooper, an outfielder/first baseman who is under control for the next two seasons.
Coming off a strong 2021 season that was cut short due to an injury, the 31-year-old could surely return to Miami in 2022, but could also garner attention from teams around the league if made available. As for what the Marlins would get in a potential trade, it would not be near as much as the previously mentioned Sanchez deal, but would still be a notable return.
The main return mentioned by Nolan Writin’ would come from Hauver and Apostel, two Top 20 prospects in the Rangers system, both of which could make an impact in the major leagues in the next 1-2 years. When looking at those two, you could certainly argue that a deal could get done at that point, but if the Marlins wanted more for Cooper, including Crim would likely complete it.
The 24-year-old first baseman has done nothing but hit since being drafted by Texas in the 19th round back in 2019 out of Mississippi College, and is coming off a phenomenal 2021 season (.296/.358/.548 with 29 HR in 108 games). One of the fastest risers in Texas’ system, the Rangers could be reluctant to include Crim as a third piece for Cooper, but if they did, it would be a noteworthy return.
As for if this deal could happen, Cooper will surely be a sought-after piece around the league if made available. The two prospects in Hauver and Apostel would already be a strong get for the Marlins if it happens, but if Crim is included also, this is certainly a move that you could argue Miami should make.
Could any of these three potential trade proposals submitted by our friends at Nolan Writin’ happen this offseason between the Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers?