If The Marlins Become Sellers

The Marlins have lost seven in a row, and they're now 6.5 games out in the wild card.  It's time to think about selling.


  • Closer Leo Nunez (pictured) has battled a stiff back lately and endured a few rough outings in the last month or so.  His numbers remain strong overall and he's under team control through 2012, so a quality prospect or two could be extracted.
  • The Marlins don't have impending free agents in their bullpen, but I could picture a few arbitration eligible types being available.  That might mean Clay Hensley if he returns strong in July, or Brian Sanches and Edward Mujica.  Don't expect the Marlins to go overboard dismantling their pen though, as improving it was a major focus of last offseason.
  • Omar Infante, a big part of the Dan Uggla trade, has struggled to a .253/.297/.306 line on the season.  If he picks it up a bit there could be mild interest in the versatile 29-year-old.
  • Bench players Wes Helms and Greg Dobbs could become available.  Dobbs' bat was quite useful in the first two months of the season.
  • I liked the Javier Vazquez signing at the time, but he has a 6.85 ERA to date and hasn't shown much in the way of improvement.  At $7MM, a release is more likely than a trade.
  • Check out other potential sellers posts here.

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