Everyone knows the Miami Marlins history off fire sales. The Marlins every year get a ship load of talent during the off season and by the next season most of the players are gone. Either they were traded, hit free agency, etc. This season the team is 39-55 so far and once again that is the story off another disastrous season. Once again the marlins have announced that they will be sellers at the July 31st non waiver trade deadline. Shocker!
I’ve read several reports about some rumors and scenarios about what the Marlins could do at the deadline.
This morning conflicting reports broke out that the Toronto Blue Jays have interest in Latos. I have been hearing different reports about Latos saying the Jays’ have mild interest, little interest, and absolute no interest. Other reports are saying that the 27-year-old righty starter is the back up plan in case the Blue Jays’ plans to acquire Johnny Cueto and others falls through. Latos this season hasn’t really performed up to expectations before his second trip to the disabled list but ever since he came back on June 13th he has pitched phenomenally, with a 2.72 era in six starts.
The trade idea: Latos to Toronto for reliever Miguel Castro
Haren, 35, this season has been basically a “free” player because when the fish acquired him in the Dee Gordon deal. The Dodgers have been paying his whole 1 yr/10 million contract because he threatened to retire if he is traded outside the Southern California area, which he was. The Blue Jays and Dodgers have expressed a little interest in the righty. Haren this season has lived up to expectations with a 7-5 record, 3.46 era, in 19 starts.
The trade idea: Haren to the Dodgers for prospect Zach Lee
Steve Cishek has drawn interest from the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals. Ever since his trip to the minors. “Shrek” has brought back his former dominant closer self.
Michael Morse has drawn interest from the SF Giants. Morse has played terribly since he signed the two-year deal with Miami during the offseason.
Random but realistic trade ideas:
Yasiel Puig to Miami for Marcell Ozuna and Dan Haren to LAD
Michael Morse to Giants for prospect Christian Arroyo
Steve Cishek to STL for Chris Thomas
If you have any trade ideas as well please let us know at @MarlinsNation and @bschiller_02