Do the Miami Marlins need to trade Kahlil Watson?

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 20: A general view of the Miami Marlins logo during the game between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 20, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 20: A general view of the Miami Marlins logo during the game between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 20, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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The Miami Marlins have an issue with Kahlil Watson, the top prospect has been causing serious issues on the field, and there are now questions over his professionalism. We wrote about him before and there used to be a lot of hype over his potential, unfortunately personal issues may be putting his talent in the rearview mirror. Should the Miami Marlins trade Kahlil Watson?

It may be time for the Miami Marlins to move on from Kahlil Watson.

Kahlil Watson is a top middle infield prospect who batted .394/.524/.606 as an 18 year old in rookie ball last season. This season he’s batting .221/.274/.372 in A-ball. The worst part is that he’s striking out a LOT. It seems that possible frustrations over it, combined with his immaturity is leading to unacceptable behavior on his part.

Here’s what Craig Mish revealed about the situation:

At a time when shootings are constantly in the news and possible gun control is a hotly debated national topic, Kahlil Watson is threatening to SHOOT UMPIRES. It’s more than likely that he wasn’t serious and was just insulting the umpire, but that’s not an acceptable joke anymore.

Kahlil Watson found himself suspended for this behavior and he deserves it completely. I don’t think that anyone can honestly justify these actions. We fuhr know how long he’ll be suspended for and when he’ll be able to take the field again. The question now turns to what the Miami Marlins can do about this? Is it time for us to move on from him? Or should we try to work with him?

Releasing him is out of the question due to his potential, so we can safely rule that out. What about trading him? If the Miami Marlind can find a trade for good Major League player with multiple years of control, then Kahlil Watson should certainly be a part of the package going in return.

Should the Miami Marlins give him another chance? It wouldn’t be a bad idea to sit down with him and explain what’s acceptable and what is not. He’s still young. If he refused to work on himself however, trading him becomes the only acceptable option. 

Next. Trade idea…. dark

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