MLB Rumors: Marlins To Trade Pitcher For Center Fielder


The Miami Marlins are looking to do some wheeling and dealing this offseason. They have a treasure trove of young, controllable, talented starting pitchers. But their offense continues to be woefully inadequate, and they're intent on beefing it up. 

According to a report by Barry Jackson in the Miami Herald, they'll look to trade one of their prime-time starters to acquire someone in the mold of Adolis Garcia of the Texas Rangers. 

It's widely known that the Rangers are focused on significantly upgrading their rotation this offseason, after spending so much on adding offense last winter. The two teams make ideal trade partners in this regard. 

Garcia would be a great fit for the Marlins. He offers a ton of power, something sorely lacking in the Miami lineup. He mashed 27 HR with 101 RBIs this season, following up on his All-Star 2021 season in which he blasted 31 homers. 

The 29-year-old has basically split his time in the majors between CF and RF, but could certainly handle the job in center in LoanDepot Park. 

Pablo Lopez is the most talked-about trade target from the Marlins' rotation, but other high-end young arms that could be used to get the offense they need include Edward Cabrera and Jesus Luzardo. Both showed flashes of brilliance and promise this season, but have also faced a number of injury concerns in their career. 

With big-money free agents likely out of their budget, as usual, expect the Marlins and GM Kim Ng to be very busy on the trade front this winter.

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