The Miami Marlins made what I consider a bad signing last off-season. It’s clear that The Fish signing Avisaíl García was a major mistake. Avi was never much of a star, with a career .267/.321/.424 batting line and is currently hitting .218/.250/.288 in 45 games and 170 at bats.
The Miami Marlins need to trade Avisaíl García.
Let’s see how Avisaíl García did with the Milwaukee Brewers last season: .262/.330/.490 with 29 home runs and 86 RBI. Perhaps he can do it again? It’s safer for us to get rid of his contract, but could a team desperate to cut payroll and add offense take it on?
There’s at least one team that desperately needs to do just that. The San Diego Padres badly need offensive help in the corner outfield and more importantly to cut payroll. Let’s quickly see the needs on both sides…. The Fish should want to get rid of Avisaíl García and San Diego want to cut costs this season to look for offensive upgrades while improving said corner out field.
Avisaíl García is getting paid $12 million a year through 2026, San Diego would probably be willing to take on that commitment if we gave them financial breathing room by taking say RF Wil Myers off of their hands. Myers has a $22.5 million expiring contract with a .234/.276/.306 batting line.
Myers will be gone after this season, and San Diego get an all-important $12.5 million breathing room with a healthier better player. We can expand this trade….
Suppose we also take on DH Luke Voit and his $5.45 million salary off of their hands too. He’s batting .232/.336/.360 right now but led the Majors in home runs 2 years ago and can be non-tendered after the season. We can send them a mid-level lottery ticket prospect to sweeten the pot.
The San Diego Padres can get $18 million in breathing room, so they can trade for those more expensive hitters that they want to, while improving their out field. We get rid of Avisaíl García and his $12 million contract, saving that money for better players, while also getting a potential offensive upgrade ourselves in Luke Voit.