Should the Miami Marlins sell at the trade deadline?

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 27: A general view of the new Marlins logo in the outfield during 2019 Workout Day at Marlins Park on March 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 27: A general view of the new Marlins logo in the outfield during 2019 Workout Day at Marlins Park on March 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Should the Miami Marlins sell at the trading deadline? We talked about The Fish’s chances of making the playoffs for a while, but things unfortunately are no longer looking bright. It may be time to commit to a sell-off. Should we or should we still try to contend?

The Miami Marlins might need to begin a sell-off at the trading deadline.

The Miami Marlins don’t look too good based on the standings. We are 17.5 games out of first place in the NL East and 8.0 games out of the final National League Wild Card spot. This all looks really bad, as does our below .500 47-55 win-loss record. It’s hard to stay optimistic and it makes sense to start looking towards the future.

Should the Miami Marlins still try to compete for a playoff spot this season? The chances are pretty slim, it’s fair to say that the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals are all better Tram’s at the moment. It’s hard to even say that we’re as good as the Philadelphia Phillies. Speaking of Philly, if there’s a silver lining it’s that we don’t have as bad contracts as they do. We also have a far better farm system.

Giving up on this season isn’t the end for the Miami Marlins, we can look forward to a lot of things this off-season. We can improve the lineup to match our great pitching rotation, and can expect the bullpen to be better next season as well. We can also consider a much-needed managerial change as well.

It seems to me as if giving up on this season shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing. Let’s face it, the Miami Marlins are just finishing a massive rebuild and this team isn’t ready to win a championship. Would we really have went deep in the playoffs this season? There’s no guarantee that we’d even host a playoff game.

The Miami Marlins are taking steps forward and can even improve our lineup at the trading deadline. Selling at the trading deadline is better than selling the farm for a playoff push that we’e too far behind on at this time.

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