The Marlins have struck a deal (still unofficial) to ship out one reliever, and could still have more bullpen moves left to make. But the organization is also engaged on some position players. Here’s the latest …
- While they haven’t seen loads of chatter in recent weeks, left-handed hitters Justin Bour and Derek Dietrich are both the subject of negotiations today, per Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter). MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro has also cited (on Twitter) those two names, along with Starlin Castro and Cameron Maybin, as still-possible trade candidates as the deadline draws nigh. It’s worth noting that the latter two players (especially Castro) could perhaps still be moved in August if they aren’t dealt today.
- The Athletics could be a team to watch on Dietrich, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro notes on Twitter. The Oakland organization has scouted Dietrich, per the report, and learned recently that Matt Joyce is going to be out a while longer with back issues, perhaps boosting the need for a lefty corner outfield bat. Dietrich, of course, can be controlled for two more seasons beyond the present.
- There doesn’t appear to be any momentum toward a deal involving the Marlins’ most interesting potential trade candidate. In fact, there has been no chatter at all today on backstop J.T. Realmuto, Heyman tweets. Of course, we’ve heard plenty of indication in recent months that several clubs have engaged with the Fish on the star catcher, who can be offered arbitration through 2020. Perhaps, then, it’s still possible something could come together — if a contender decides at the last minute to meet Miami’s understandably lofty asking price.
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There are 6 teams with worse records in the majors, and they are only a half game from not being the worst team in their division. They aren’t even in the bottom 20% of teams. So while they may not be a good team, I really don’t think your comment is anything but uninformed nonsense.
Yanks as a candidate for Dietrich? They’re looking for a easily-obtainable outfielder. Who knows.
Cards trade for Realmuto and have him and Yadi split time at C and 1B.
Whatever, it’s more fun to think about than wondering what other middle relievers will change hands.
Carpenter has to play first. More of a liability at 2b or 3b. I’d rather they let Pena or Kelly split time and keep prospects. Yadi does need more breaks now that he’s managing the team.
Wouldnt mind Dietrich, wonder what it would take to get him. Although I do like the way Martini is playing.
I’d rather play Martini and/or call up Laureano, even though he’s right handed, and move Fowler to left
please A’s stay far away from Dietrich
Why don’t the Yankees just sign every single player, on every single team, and then they can call it a day and win the World Series, by default.
I, uhhh, don’t see how this comment is relevant, timely, or in any way meaningful.
Good thing we didnt move Bour in the offseason, like I wanted to…he hasnt hit for average the way he has in the past, and he has gone on long power droughts. His walk rate is really good though. Hopefully the Marlins can get something for him, Dietrich, Castro (although Castro has a good amount of money remaining, so dont know how easy that would be)…Would also still like to move Straily, even though they waited too long twice, as he got hurt and hasnt been as good, and his value is down…and please just move Barraclough already
Realmuto is just way too expensive. 2 top 100’s just to get the negotiation stared is too high a price.
I’d just prefer a Fauxmuto at this point.
Clever. I like it.