Miami Marlins: Could this mock trade bring Alek Manoah and Danny Jansen to South Beach?

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Why this Deal Benefits Miami:

Toronto has a dangerous and complete lineup. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is among the highest upside hitters in the world. Bo Bichette is a superstar. And stars like George Springer, Kirk, Varsho, and more are riddled throughout.

However, The Blue Jays are also void of left-handed hitters that move the needle. In fact, Cavan Biggio and Varsho are the only lefty batters currently listed on the clubs roster.

Adding a young lefty like Sanchez could help balance this attack. Sanchez could immediately upgrade Toronto's routfield by stepping in as the everyday right fielder. Or, he could be a dangerous first bat off the bench if the club elected to pursue another star at that position.

Sanchez hit a career-high .253 in 2023. He also added a solid 14 homers and 52 RBI across 125 games. At Just 26-years-old, Sanchez, much like Manoah, could also benefit greatly from a change in scenery and a fresh start.

We know that the Marlins' OF has elite raw power. Perhaps he could receive the same boost playing alongside some of the sports best hitters as Manoah could stand to recieve by pitching with Miami's starters and coaches.

Including Brock Vradenburg also give Toronto a high-upside prospect. The 6'7", 21-year-old first baseman is Miami's #9 rated prospect. While he does have power potential, Vradenburg's greatest strengths are his hit tool, contact abilities, and eye at the plate. He profiles as a taller version of Royals star Vinnie Pasquantino or Guardians prospect Kyle Manzardo.

His fluidity and noticeable athleticism also indicate that he could be an above-average defensive 1B when he arrives at The Show. Should Toronto ever elect to transition Vlad Jr to their primary DH and backup 1B, he and Vradenburg could coexist quite well.

Ike Buxton is included in the deal mostly as a sweetener. However, he does profile as an effective, ground ball inducing pitcher. His ceiling is likely a #4 or #5 starter who might also be useful as a long releiver.