MLB Rumors: Marlins can’t afford to sell
Quietly, the Miami Marlins are just three games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. It’s a crowded division, and the Marlins have somehow secured second place. Luis Arraez is just one batting average point short of hitting .400 — we’re in June, I remind you — despite having a rather low average exit velocity in balls put in play.
Yet, for some reason, the Marlins always persist in trade rumors, and not the good thing. Could Miami really trade away the likes of Jorge Soler and other rental options? It would be a shame, as the Marlins are currently in an NL Wild Card position.
In an interview with reporters, Marlins GM Kim Ng admitted that she hadn’t yet spoken with Soler about his offseason intentions or a contract extension. She also gave a rather vague response as to her trade deadline plans.
“We’re always looking, we’re always shopping. We’re always looking for ways to improve,” Ng said.
Does improving include trading away their best assets in return for prospects? Because if that’s the case, it’s pushing the inevitable down the road.