Unfortunately it indeed is. Why is Avisaíl García still a Miami Marlins player? There were options for bad contract swaps and Kim Ng didn’t take any of them. It’s possible that it was too hard to do of course, but they still could’ve tried and with no rumors to the contrary, I assume that Ng is still refusing to admit that this was a bad investment.
What happened to trading Pablo López? There were rumors that the Miami Marlins were shopping him we’re going around prior to the trade deadline. Reportedly we wanted a lot for him and that’s why no deal was agreed upon. Making it worse, reports were claiming that we didn’t even approach him about an extension first. What’s going on here?!
The Miami Marlins needed to approach Pablo López with an extension, and only if he didn’t accept a reasonable offer, trade him for hitting. This was the time to make a decision on him one way or the other, and it wasn’t complicated. Offer him a reasonable extension and either he accepts it, or he does not and we trade him. His highest trade value is now anyway and the closer he is to free agency, the less likely us he to agree to an extension.
The Miami Marlins did do one good trade, acquiring hitting prospect Jordan Groshans for relief pitchers Anthony Bass and Zach Pop. This was a good deal, but it was just one move. We needed to do a lot more. How about a managerial change?
The Miami Marlins had a mostly quiet trade deadline. No bad contracts were shed and not enough hitting was acquired. This wasn’t the trade deadline that the Miami Marlins and the fans deserved.