Marlins Not Interested In Trading Pitchers

Though recent reports have indicated that the Marlins could be willing to move Jacob Turner, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com writes that the club isn't inclined to deal from its wealth of starting pitching at this time. Moreover, Juan C. Rodriguez of the Miami Sun-Sentinel spoke with an NL executive from a rival team in need of pitching who called the Marlins just this week and was plainly told that Turner isn't available.

As Frisaro notes Turner is out of minor league options, as is left-hander Brad Hand, who is battling with right-hander Tom Koehler for the fifth spot in the rotation. Koehler is currently the favorite for that job, but even if Hand misses out on a rotation slot, Frisaro writes that he would move to the bullpen as opposed to being traded.

At some point in the future, it seems logical to think that the Marlins will be willing to deal from their perceived surplus. While they currently have Jose Fernandez, Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez and Turner penciled into their rotation, top prospects such as Andrew Heaney, Justin Nicolino, Anthony DeSclafani and Brian Flynn are on the way and all fairly close to the Majors. As that wave begins to push the current crop of starters in the Majors, Miami could choose to deal either a starter in their big league rotation or multiple prospects in order to bring in some established or promising offensive talent to support slugger Giancarlo Stanton.


9 Responses to Marlins Not Interested In Trading Pitchers Leave a Reply

  1. Zvrhulst 1 year ago

    Marlins and Cubs match up perfectly as trade partners. Cubs surplus of IF prospects and Marlins surplus of pitching prospects

  2. cyberboo 1 year ago

    I agree with the Marlins. Keep the starters they have and let the position players earn their place on the team. Why strengthen other teams when it isn’t called for at the time. Injuries happen and by having the starters, the Fish have an advantage over other teams that struggle to fill the void when players get hurt. 2015 at the earliest should be the time to see if a pitcher becomes available, not 2014, when prospects still need more time in the minors.

    • Daniel Morairity 1 year ago

      I agree and the marlins will have a better year this year with furcal salty and jones. Stanton will have a good year too despite of the trade rumors

  3. Zak Arn 1 year ago

    They’re only interested in trading a few players… i.e. Salty, probably Cishek, Furcal, and Jones. You know guys actually making more than 500k.

    • Ron Loreski 1 year ago

      Salty, Furcal, and Jones can’t be traded until June 1 since they signed as free agents.

  4. BENT_WOOKIE 1 year ago

    “nope, these guys are stuck with us.”

  5. RyanWKrol 1 year ago

    FYI: I decided to click on Jose Fernandez’ link and found that it goes to another Jose Fernandez who played for the Expos and Angels in 1999 and 2001.

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