An insane Avisail Garcia trade idea for the Miami Marlins
By Neil Raymond
It’s pretty obvious that signing Avisaíl García was a mistake for the Miami Marlins. The unpopular slugger has been dreadful this season, batting .234/.267/.327 and looking list at the plate. The fact that The Fish owe him $36 million in the next three years only makes it worse. I’ve suggested trading Avi before here and here, I talked even more about it recently! The fact is that the only way he leaves us is through a bad contract swap. What about an insane one?
The Miami Marlins can do a bad contract swap with the Washington Nationals.
Yes, the Miami Marlins should trade Avisaíl García to the Washington Nationals. I worked it out and we can get Juan Soto for him for not much in return! OK that’s not true, but we can get a bad contract in return, that might be more useful to us than Avi at this point. What if we acquired starting pitcher Patrick Corbin?!
Why would the Miami Marlins ever do that you ask? He has -1.9 WAR and is owed $59 million in the next two years! His contract runs out earlier than the one that we gave to Avisaíl García, but it’s more money and we have a starting pitching logjam as it is with so many options.
What if Washington covered some of Patrick Corbin’s salary and even sent a lottery ticket type of prospect? Washington want to badly get rid of his contract and cut payroll. They also could use another out fielder and Avisaíl García has been better and cheaper than Corbin. On the flip side, the Miami Marlins could use bullpen help.
That’s right, what if we converted Patrick Corbin into a shutdown closer?! The Miami Marlins need bullpen help and Corbin’s stuff would look really good on a closer. He could potentially be convinced to do it to save his career. Is it worse than suffering through watching Avisaíl García in our out field every game?
I know, I know, Patrick Corbin might not agree, he might be worse than Avi and he’s more expensive. The Miami Marlins can afford it though. I’d rather we received a better return for Avisaíl García and don’t even think this is that great of a trade. Still, what if it actually worked out? What if?