Miami Marlins Rumors: Jake Marisnick Should Be Traded For Infield Depth

By Ryan Gaydos
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Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The ongoing season for the Miami Marlins is almost becoming a dream. However, you know the occasional rumors are going to spark up at any time as the season heads toward the trade deadline, and the organization does have some pieces to part with. Center fielder Jake Marisnick is one of those players who the Marlins could trade and receive something nice for.

Although he is the current starting center fielder due to some injuries, Marisnick is the odd man out when you look at how the roster is doing. Marcell Ozuna can roam center while Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich can claim the corners. Where does this leave the No. 3 prospect in the franchise? It leaves him as the one Miami can get some value for.

Marisnick is playing to increase his trade value as the season chugs along. The Marlins could get a few things for him to help with the franchise either now or in the future. Miami should trade him for infield depth to solidify first or second base for the rest of the season or get infield depth in the farm system.

The farm system is what’s most concerning. Avery Romero and Colin Moran are the top infield prospects in the organization, but neither is ready to come up full time. If Miami can get a first base prospect, it would help the notion that there is a life after Garrett Jones somewhere.

Be weary of a Marisnick trade this summer at some point in time.

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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