The Miami Marlins have pitching issues and could use some relief pitching assistance. Owner Bruce Sherman recently said that GM Kim Ng will have the resources to acquire help at the trade deadline. While the lineup could use some big bats, pitching is arguably just as big of a concern. Taking into account the cost and need here are three pitchers that The Fish should trade for...
The Miami Marlins need pitching help at the trade deadline.
1. Kendall Graveman
Let's start with Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Kendall Graveman. Graveman has had an interesting career to this point. He debuted in 2014 with the Toronto Blue Jays and delivered a solid 3.86 ERA/1.42 FIP, with 7.7 K/9 and 0.0 BB/9 in 5 games and 4.2 innings pitched. He was traded to the Oakland Athletics after the season, and they saw him more as a starting pitcher.
Graveman spent 2015-2018 with the team, starting 78 games and pitching in 441.1 innings pitched. He had a 4.38 ERA/4.58 FIP with 5.8 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9. The strikeout rate was subpar and the ERA/FIP of the bottom of the rotation variety. He also missed quite a it of time, which only got worse, as he would miss the entire 2019 season.
He was with the Seattle Mariners for the 2020 season, and only started 2 of his 11 games. He delivered 18.2 innings of 5.79 ERA/4.26 FIP ball, with 7.2 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9. His strikeout rate improved, but the walk rate declined and so did his ERA. Kendall Graveman split 2021 between Seattle and the Houston Astros, delivering an excellent 1.77 ERA/3.19 FIP, with 9.8 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9. He added 10 saves to his bottom line results, as Seattle's closer.
He's been with the Chicago White Sox since 2022, and delivered a 3.14 ERA/4.03 FIP, with 9.0 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9. He did this in 107 games and 106.0 innings pitched. He added 14 saves spending some time as the team's closer. He's playing on an $8 million a salary and is a free agent after next season.
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