3 shortstop trade targets the Marlins need to focus on

Now that Yamamoto is signed, will the Marlins get a bunch of calls?

Sep 22, 2023; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Santiago Espinal (5)
Sep 22, 2023; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Santiago Espinal (5) / Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Marlins are without a starting shortstop after the New York Mets signed the former Marlins starter Joey Wendle. Now Peter Bendix needs to find a replacement and the free agent market leaves a lot to be desired, so a trade is the likely source. There are three potential trade options the Marlins could peruse, with high upside. Willy Adames is the best known candidate, but here are three you might not know. 

The Marlins need to add a big bat and a starting shortstop via trade

Willy Adames is the most desired choice for Marlins fans but at what cost will he be available? If you look at Adames’ stats you will see he will be costly. Would the Marlins trade Jesus Luzardo for Willy Adames? If not, then he’s not a likely candidate and here’s why. Adames hit .217 last season with 24 home runs and 80 RBI. At shortstop that is amazing production and only a handful of guys can produce like that or close to it. 

Peter Bendix knows the Marlins have a surplus in starting pitching and so it’s time to leverage that into a player of need. There are several teams that are looking for pitching but do they have a shortstop ready to go?  Let’s hope so, and let’s hope soon! The Marlins have the deepest pitching staff and they have two important needs to fill, especially at the shortstop position. This should enable the Marlins to get the most value for their trade assets, and they could easily land one of the following to fill that shortstop need.