Could the Miami Marlins make a trade to fill Sandy’s absence?

Just a few possible options that may or may not be realistic
Sep 8, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA;  Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alex Manoah (6) pitches in the first
Sep 8, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alex Manoah (6) pitches in the first / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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Cal Quantrill

One more option for the Miami Marlins to look into might be starting pitcher Cal Quantrill. Quantrill was another pitch clock sufferer and his 3.38 ERA 2022 season turned into 5.24 over his 19 starts. In 2021 his ERA was an impressive 2.89, and as such he would be an amazing fit if he can regain his form. 

Quantrill has a downside as compared to Manoah however, as he is much more expensive. The gamble for most teams might not seem to bad as he made $5 million last season but the Marlins could use $5 million free to spend if Quantrill doesn’t work out as they hope. 

The Marlins have many needs which makes Quantrill a less likely move but it would be an interesting gamble. The Marlins could use a catcher and shortstop that might take up all the money. The Marlins will need to be active to continue to compete. If it were up to me I would go for Manoah between these two as they will both have an impact but Manoah has a far greater upside. Even if Manoah is 90% of what he used to be that is still better than many. 

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