As we're still coming down from the aftermath of the blockbuster trade between the Miami Marlins and the Minnesota Twins, reports are circulating about a trade that was being discussed between The Fish and the New York Mets. This is on top of even more news regarding The Fish! Let's take a look at what trade was being discussed and who was going to go where. I'm surprised about the players that were being potentially involved.
The Miami Marlins discussed a surprising trade with the New York Mets.
So what was this trade? The Miami Marlins have been interested in top New York Mets third base prospect Brett Baty. Baty received a brief call-up in 2022 and batted .184/.244/.342 in 11 games and 38 AB with 2 home runs and 5 RBI. Obviously this wasn't impressive production, but it was a brief call-up and he had an impressive 91.1 EV. I do think that with more time in the Major Leagues will do wonders for Baty's bat.
What would the Miami Marlins be sending in return? It appears that it was either going to be SP Jesus Luzardo or SP Edward Cabrera. Luzardo is coming off a breakout season, where he produced a 3.32 ERA/3.12 FIP in 18 games and 100.1 innings with a 10.8 K/9 rate and 3.1 BB/9 rate. These are pretty strong results to say the least. I think that Luzardo is too much of a value to trade like that for a still unproven prospect.
Edward Cabrera is similar in the way that he seems too good to trade for Beaty. Cabrera produced a 3.01 ERA in 14 starts and 71.2 innings. I think that the fact that trading a proven cost-controlled good starting pitcher for an unproven third base prospect is not a good deal at all. I don't know if other players were supposed to be involved or if it was supposed to be a straight-up one for one swap.
I'm glad that neither trade went down as the Miami Marlins would've lost as that's just too much to give up for Baty.