3 players the Miami Marlins could target by trade?
By Neil Raymond
The Miami Marlins have a pretty bad offense to say the least, so it’s natural to want The Fish to acquire some big bats. It’s technically a part of a plan for us to build an annual contender. There are some players that I often see mentioned as trade candidates. Is it possible for us to acquire them? Will their current teams be willing to trade them? Let’s look at these trade candidates and analyze the potential of a trade.
The Miami Marlins have three players that they can potentially target in a trade.
3. TIM ANDERSON
Tim Anderson has been named a potential Miami Marlins target. It makes some sense, as the Chicago White Sox are unlikely to make the playoffs this season, and he can be a free agent after this and next season, unless they pick up his team options ($12.5 million and $14 million). I think that it’s safe to say that Chicago will pick up those options.
Tim Anderson is batting .301/.339/.395 this season (he’s currently injured), and is a career .288/.316/.442 hitter. Anderson would be an upgrade over our current SS Miguel Rojas offensively, and would be great as our new lead-off hitter.
So what could the Miami Marlins trade to the Chicago White Sox for Tim Anderson? How about…. Nothing. Don’t get me wrong, Anderson would be a great fit for the Miami Marlins, I just don’t see why the Chicago White Sox would trade him. They may not go to the playoffs this season, but they will surely be trying to make them next season. Anderson is also pretty cheap, so you can’t even make a financial argument for them to trade him.
Tim Anderson would be a great fit on the Miami Marlins, but I don’t see why the Chicago White Sox would trade him. They’re trying to contend, he’s a key player for them and is pretty cheap.