The Miami Marlins signed Jean Segura to be our new third baseman. As soon as news spread of the signing, other teams' fanbases began a new campaign. It seems that the consensus is that since we now have Jean Segura, we can afford to trade Jazz Chisholm Jr. Is that true? Are we really going to trade Chisholm? Let's analyze the situation and see if that's even remotely an option....
The Miami Marlins will not be trading Jazz Chisholm Jr.
The Fish finally signed a free agent hitter, so naturally talk began of where he is going to be playing in the lineup next season. The problem is that Segura is a second baseman and we already have one in Jazz Chisholm Jr. Of course there's also shortstop, but the belief seems to be that we're not displacing a Gold Glove contender in Miguel Rojas there. This would certainly mean that Jazz has to be traded right? I mean Segura didn't sign to be a backup?
Most of the thinking about Jazz being traded, seemed to focus on this strange idea that Segura has to either be a second baseman or a shortstop. Instead, Jean Segura is going to play third base for the Miami Marlins. I actually hinted at that possibility when the signing was first announced. It didn't make sense to displace Chisholm or Rojas in this case. There was a position available for him that didn't require us to replace any useful or good players.
Jordan Groshans will be unfortunately affected by this situation and may have to seriously challenge Rojas at SS, as he was technically going to be the Miami Marlins third baseman before the Jean Segura signing. Regardless, you can clearly see that there's no reason for The Fish to trade Jazz Chisholm Jr.
The Miami Marlins finally added to the lineup and upgraded at third base. It's only natural that other team's fanbases want to see if they can get anything out of it. The answer is they can't. Jazz Chisholm Jr. is going to be playing second base for the Miami Marlins in 2023.