The MLB trade deadline is as active as usual and the Miami Marlins are right in the thick of things. You can check the latest news here and see part 1 to this article here, along with more trade rumors and possibilities. The Miami Marlins are in a position to get some sort of value from what is going on around the Major Leagues.
The Miami Marlins are heavily affected by the MLB trade deadline.
The Miami Marlins have a chance to see the Washington Nationals cease being a major threat for some time. Washington has a poor farm system and it doesn’t seem as if any trade will boost it up enough to be a threat for The Fish. The big story is of course them shopping star RF Juan Soto, Soto leaving the NL East is quite a help for our team.
Juan Soto is also a free agent in a couple seasons and will likely invite a historical free agent frenzy. Most people will likely laugh at the notion of the Miami Marlins signing Soto, but The Fish can easily spend like a big market team that we should be. As a reminder, Miami is a big market and only the ownership can stand in the way of big acquisitions.
The relief pitching market has blown up today, with the Baltimore Orioles shipping closer Jorge López to the Minnesota Twins for a solid prospect package. Can the Miami Marlins match thst for any of our relievers? It may be a tall order considering how good Jorge has been this season, he has a 1.68 ERA/2.99 FIP this season, but Anthony Bass has a 1.41 ERA/2.06 FIP and isn’t that far off in team control.
Should the Miami Marlins ship out relievers for prospects though when we’re trying to contend next season? That’s a legitimate question, but relievers can always be found for cheap and have big years. It’s hard and is luck-based but not impossible. I think that we should do it only if we get players close to the Majors.
The Miami Marlins are looking to benefit from the relief pitching market and from a major superstar slugger in Juan Soto leaving our division.