Interest is seriously building up in Miami Marlins reliever

Tanner Scott's days on The Fish appear to be numbered
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The Miami Marlins have been having a terrible season and the sell-off started early. With bizarre polls along the way with rising losses, it's seemingly time to just focus on the Trade Deadline. Reports are now coming out that up to four teams are looking at acquiring Free agent to be closer Tanner Scott from The Fish. What should we think about that?

Miami Marlins closer Tanner Scott is about to be on his way out.

Tanner Scott had an interesting run with the Baltimore Orioles from 2017 to 2021. He produced a pedestrian 4.73 ERA/4.00 FIP, with a very impressive 12.0 K/9 and a bloated 5.5 BB/9. He did all of this in 170 games and 156.0 innings pitched. He had the strikeout rate to be elite, but it was all too clear that his control was a major issue for him. He was traded to the Miami Marlins prior to the 2022 season.

The 2022 season saw Scott produce a 4.31 ERA/3.67 FIP, with an excellent 12.9 K/9 and an absolutely abysmal 6.6 BB/9. He did this in 67 games and 62.2 innings pitched. He was significantly better in the 2023 season. That season was when Tanner finally took the long-awaited step forward. Scott produced a 2.31 ERA/2.17 FIP, with 12.0 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 74 games and 78.0 innings pitched. He also added 12 saves as the team's closer. Just as impressively, he had a Major League best 3.6 WAR for his performance.

2024 hasn't been as good for Tanner Scott. He currently has a shiny 1.93 ERA, but an abysmal 4.01 FIP, with 10.0 K/9 and 6.4 BB/9. He has 8 saves and a 1.6 WAR. So who are the teams interested in him? The New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore wanting him back is interesting, Philly acquiring him would have to be an in-division trade.

I don't see Tanner Scott becoming a closer in New York. He has a chance in Philly, LA and Baltimore however. Obviously the most important thing is making sure that Peter Bendix gets the best possible return.

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