3 players the Miami Marlins should trade for
By Neil Raymond
The Miami Marlins need hitting and we plan to trade starting pitchers for it. Pablo López is our preferred option and there’s a very good reason for that, especially when you consider his value. Who can we get though? There are three hitters that we can specifically pursue. The last one will shock you…
The Miami Marlins have three hitters that we can pursue by trade.
3. ELOY JIMENEZ, CWS LF
Eloy Jiménez is a power bat that the Miami Marlins badly need. I wrote about him before and all those points still stand. We need a power bat and Eloy is a perfect example of one. He hit 31 home runs in 468 AB back in 2019 and had a career-high 92.8 EV this season.
Why would the Chicago White Sox trade someone this good then? Besides the fact that they can use starting pitching help, it’s also Eloy’s weaknesses. He’s not a good defender, in fact he’s pretty bad. He has a career -2.9 dWAR and a -0.8 dWAR this season. His bat is worth it of course, but Chicago has multiple players more suitable for DH duties than the field. Andrew Vaughn is in fact already there.
Chicago also has a need for starting pitching and limited financial resources, being at record payroll levels already. With Johnny Cueto hitting free agency, there’s a spot that they need to fill and that’s where we can help them.
Chicago can improve their rotation and help clear up their DH logjam in the same trade. The Miami Marlins can get an elite bat that we can place in the DH spot. This trade works for both sides.