Three Bargain Bin Relief Pitchers the Miami Marlins should Target via Trade

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3) Hunter Harvey, WAS

Harvey checks most of the important boxes for Miami. He has a stellar MLB track record with a career 2.84 ERA (2.82 in 2023). Additionally, the Nationals reliever is only 28-years-old.

The veteran recorded his first meaningful 9th inning work last season, where he picked up 10 saves in 15 attempts, while also adding 19 holds. While he, like Barlow, should not be counted on as a primary closer, he could help take pressure off of the rest of the bullpen.

Harvey is expected to make only $2.7 million after arbitration in 2024. This mark makes him a much better fit for a low-payroll club like Miami. If reports of his availability are indeed true, he would be a sensible target for the Marlins.

2) Kyle Finnegan, WAS

Speaking of Nationals' relievers... Kyle Finnegan proved to be a worthy candidate to fill the everyday closer role for Washington last season. While Harvey faltered often, his teammate established himself as a rock-solid option in Washington.

Finnegan saw 36 opportunities to earn a save in 2023. Of those, he was able to covert 28 (78%) while posting a 3.76 ERA and a 7-5 record. He also racked up 63 strikeouts in just 69.1 innings of work.

Adding a right-handed veteran like Finnegan would allow Miami to employ a righty/lefty closer tandem consisting of him and Scott. Depending on the matchups, manager Skip Schumaker would have the luxury of two closer-level options, each able to attack one side of the plate.

While it is a bit untraditional, a duo like this could give the club a real advantage in the latter innings of close games. And, with an affordable $4.3 million projected 2024 salary, Finnegan would be a cost-effective addition to the Fish.

His name being mentioned in trade circles makes him a realistic option for a team like Miami. Is pursuing a trade worth it for a team like the Marlins? Indeed it is!