Miami Marlins: Jose Fernandez Injury Could Spark Big Trade

By Ryan Gaydos
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins have a bit of a conundrum coming after Jose Fernandez being expected to miss a year undergoing Tommy John surgery. Nothing is going to change the fact that Fernandez is going to have the surgery. The Marlins are going to lose a lot, but the entire dynamic of the team may change because of it.

The fate of Giancarlo Stanton is still hanging in the balance. Stanton is having a great season for Miami so far. In 39 games, he is leading the league with 11 home runs and 42 RBI. His monster numbers are attributed to the way the lineup has been constructed. However, he is always the talk of a trade and is not signed for a long period of time. It makes you wonder if this Fernandez injury could spark a trade to bring a big-time pitching prospect to Miami.

The Marlins already have left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney waiting in line to be called up which is something that could happen soon. Without another pitcher to fill the hole left by Fernandez, a trade may come soon.

One of the teams coming to mind when trying to trade for a big-time pitching prospect is the New York Mets. The Mets have Rafael Montero starting Wednesday against the New York Yankees and have Noah Syndergaard waiting to get his name called up. Miami striking a deal for one of those pitchers is definitely ideal considering the unimaginable has happened.

The only snag is the Marlins need to fill seats. As of right now, the Marlins are still in contention for the NL East division and trading Stanton would be a huge blow to the franchise.

Ryan Gaydos is an MLB columnist for Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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