Miami Marlins: 3 potential trade targets to help the bullpen

Two of the 3 bullpen names would add longer term control as well, something more desirable
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Brooks Raley - NYM

The Mets are said to be sellers at the deadline due to their large salary and lackluster record and one easy way to address that is to trade high dollar relief pitchers.  Brooks Raley is on the block as a result, and he has a team option for next season but is ostensibly a free agent and a pricy one, sitting at $5 million a year.  Raley seems is rumored to be on the block more than other Mets relievers and so something worth looking into for Marlins faithful.

That may not seem like much for the Mets but dropping $5 million would be a good thing to get them on the right track and the Marlins could be a good landing spot.  Raley has a 2.18 ERA over 33 innings pitched this season and a 1.182 WHIP.  

Raley can help the most at shutting down opponents right and left handed hitters as he actually has better splits versus right handers.  Right handed batters are hitting .170 off Raley versus left handers hitting .254 and right handers have a paltry .220 BAbip.  Raley would be a great option for the Marlins if they can swing a trade that doesn’t lose much capital for a relief rental.