Now that the Winter Meetings are underway, names and rumors will be flying around and players who could be on the move. In an unsurprising development, teams are calling Peter Bendix about Edward Cabrera and Trevor Rogers. What are the chances either of them are moved this Winter Meetings session?
The Marlins could be big players at the Winter Meetings
Let’s take a look at the numbers and see if one or the other should move, or perhaps both? The Marlins would be foolish not to hear offers on Edward Cabrera or Trevor Rogers as neither one is currently considered a long term Marlin, although I feel like Cabrera would be in the rotation this season if he is still on the Marlins. I think both are too valuable not to trade if they can fill one of their gaps at short, catcher, or power hitting outfield. I really think one will be gone before the Winter Meetings are over.
Edward Cabrera went 7-7 in 2023 with a 4.24 ERA, and 1.445 WHIP over 99 innings. Although Cabrera’s walks per nine average went up, so did his strikeouts per nine and his home runs per 9 went down to 1. All those numbers show the upside he has as a young starting pitcher, and something the Marlins will benefit from this season.
Trevor Rogers on the other hand has been inconsistent and in 2022 he threw 107 innings and posted a 5.47 ERA, a 1.505 WHIP, and he devolved from his 2021 All-Star showing. In only two different seasons of over 100 innings pitched, Roger’s doesn’t have much of a resume so the jury is still out. If the Marlins can squeeze out a trade with the Orioles or Rangers for a shortstop, I would love to see either move on. Look to see more frequent mentions of either pitcher being a part of trades and rumors for the rest of the Winter Meetings.
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