The Miami Marlins are without their ace Sandy Alcantara for the 2024 season and they will need a replacement. The replacement should be a solid arm and ideally another ace or top tier pitcher, but it’s unlikely the Marlins take that route. More than likely the Marlins will lean on their current pitchers to pick up the slack and will add a bottom of the rotation arm.
The Miami Marlins could do nothing if new President of Baseball Operations Peter Bendix thinks former GM Kim Ng’s deadline add Ryan Weathers will do the job, which is highly unlikely. Weathers has had an abysmal start to his career and he currently holds a career 5.88 ERA. Weathers was even worse with the Marlins. Over his two starts and one relief appearance he pitched 13 innings and posted a 7.62 ERA while giving up 13 hits. He gave up 3 home runs and 11 earned runs and had an absurd 1.923 WHIP. I can’t see Bendix finding any value in those stats, and I can imagine he will be dealt if possible or at a minimum, cut.
The question remains, what type of pitcher is available for trade and there are multiple high profile names that could be a target for the Marlins. I really think they will not go big however and will source a 5 arm in their rotation and bump everyone up. Here we will look at a few different options for the Marlins to acquire via trade.