While the Miami Marlins have several key areas that must be addressed this offseason, their most pressing concern lies with the state of their starting pitching rotation. A strength of the club for many years, the franchise faces real questions about who will lead the five-man rotation in 2024.
3 Ace Pitchers the Miami Marlins should Target via Trade to Replace Sandy Alcantara
Jesus Luzardo and Eury Perez are locked at the top. And Braxton Garrett and Edward Cabrera should also factor into the mix. However, players like Trevor Rogers, Max Meyer, and others represent serious question marks.
Miami needs to add 2-3 starters to ensure the success of their rotation. While some of this heavy lifting can be done in free agency (see options here), the trade market represents another option.
In a perfect world, at least one of these additions would have the upside and skill to replace injured ace Sandy Alcantara. Since top-tier talents like Blake Snell, Aaron Nola, Corbin Burnes, etc are outside the small-market Marlins range, the club will have to get creative to fill this key void.
Thankfully, there are several realistic trade candidates floating around MLB's Hot Stove rumors. Here are three realistic SP trade targets for the franchise to consider.
Honorable Mentions: Alex Cobb (SF), Jordan Lyles (BAL), Jose Quintana (NYM)