4 Reasons the Miami Marlins should go after Brad Hand

The Miami Marlins bullpen could use a boost, despite its great showing so far
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The Colorado Rockies would make great trade partners with the Miami Marlins for the upcoming trade deadline.  The Marlins are in the midst of a playoff run and the Rockies are 17 games back and have no chance of making the playoffs.  The three-time All-Star would be a great addition to the Marlins and a return home to the team that drafted him and where he started his MLB career.

Reason 1 - Overused Pen

The Marlins have had a series of injuries to their pitching staff and have dealt with struggles all year.  Most recently Andrew Nardi was injured and was the Marlins set up man and stop gap for tough situations.  Without Nardi the Marlins have had a revolving door of relief pitchers between Jacksonville and Miami with no end in sight.   

The issue could even be further exasperated with Eury Perez being sent down and Johnny Cueto being called up.  Cueto has been roughed up in every rehab start so far, which will make the bullpen exhausted, going from the consistent Perez to Cueto who could last between 1-6 innings with no way to predict.  Cueto might not start at all but be bullpen help which in turn may not be of any real help at all, but he would replace Bryan Hoeing who has had some spot starts since Eddy Cabrera was injured and has done a good job at filling in, aside from the Braves game in Atlanta.