Sports Illustrated has a crazy trade idea for the Miami Marlins

This trade would be pretty shocking for both sides.
Jazz Chisholm Jr.
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The season isn't going very say the least. The record is terrible and the Miami Marlins are now starting the sell-off early. It makes you wonder what The Fish should've done instead this off-season. For now though, fans of other teams and major publications have some ideas on who The Fish should start trading next.

Sports Illustrated thinks that the Miami Marlins should trade Jazz Chisholm Jr.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. is a polarizing figure. He's not afraid to speak his mind, which means that while some appreciate that (myself included), others have different ideas. The frustrating thing about Jazz, is that he has so much talent, but he just can't stay healthy. He can steal 30 bases in a year, hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 RBI. Or at least it seems like he could. He's never done that before because he typically misses at least half of the season due to injury.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. is a free agent after the 2026 season. Will Peter Bendix extend him? That could be risky. Will he be paid based on his talent? His injury history along with talent? We don't even know what his salary demands are. Common sense says that it's best to at least wait until the season ends and he presumably stays healthy. A full healthy season from Jazz is probably a necessity before we can talk about any extension.

Sports Illustrated thinks that the Miami Marlins should just trade Jazz to the Philadelphia Phillies. In-division trades are typically tricky, though obviously not impossible. In fact, these two teams made a memorable trade before. Should the Philadelphia Phillies go after Jazz? Of course! They could use a CF and there aren't many more talented available ones out there.

Should the Miami Marlins make a trade with the #22 ranked farm system though? I'm not sure that Philly ha senough to offer The Fish. I'm not even sure that Peter Bendix should sell low on Jazz. A full season of a healthy Jazz needs to happen before extending or trading him.

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