The 3 moves that the Miami Marlins must make at the deadline
By Neil Raymond
The trading deadline is coming up and it’s time for the Miami Marlins to figure out what we should do. The playoff picture is not looking very promising at the moment, but you never know and The Fish can always go on a run. So what should the Miami Marlins do? Sell? Buy? There are three things that the Miami Marlins must do and they’re the same whether we’re going to be buyers or sellers at the trading deadline.
The Miami Marlins have three things that we must do before the trading deadline.
1. Do everything possible to trade Avisaíl García.
It’s not a mystery, but Avisaíl García has been terrible this season and it’s clear that signing him was a major mistake for the Miami Marlins. The right fielder is batting a woeful .230/.265/.326 with a terrible -0.6 WAR. He’s literally hurting the team!
Avisaíl García has been a bad signing from the beginning, but this is taking things to a whole new level. He’s not even going to come close to 20 home runs this season, and even 70 RBI will be a major reach for him. The fact that the Miami Marlins have him locked up until 2025 and owe him $53 million is quite frankly embarrassing.
I came up with bad contract swap scenarios that the Miami Marlins can do to be rid of his contract. Is it realistic for any of them to actually happen? Bad contract swaps do happen, so an attempt at least needs to be made.
The Fish should also be prepared to eat some money, and honestly since he’s unlikely to be worth his contract anyway, the question is whether we lose $53 million or less in the next four years.
Bottom line is there’s no reason to pay Avisaíl García of to play him. The Miami Marlins need to do whatever it takes to trade him as far from the team as possible.