This is the last thing the Miami Marlins wanted to be doing mid-season. Sitting in fourth place in the National League East pondering the thought of becoming sellers in the trade market with less than two months to go in the season when they originally thought to be a big time player in the division. We are as surprised as you are.
The Marlins are having a less than stellar season to say the least but with the trade deadline looming, there could be room for some kind of improvement to the team to potentially make a run. The potential deal could involve right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez as the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were both scouting him during Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 22, 2012
Sanchez pitched seven innings and struck out eight batters, walking none. However, he allowed three runs and was tagged with the loss.
This season Sanchez is 5-7 but has a 3.94 ERA which is marginally near his career average of 3.75. Sanchez seems to be one of the few bright spots in the rotation as the team is slipping more into the abyss as the season wears on. A trade to shake things up could do wonders for the team but with the club losing its fifth straight game, maybe a trade would add insult to injury.
Rumor has it a potential deal to the Tigers could involve Nick Castellanos, one of the Tigers’ top prospects. We will see if a trade goes down by July 31 and what the Marlins decide to do.
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