Marlins Trade Rumors Link Team to All-Star Outfielder
No one may be talking about it, but the Miami Marlins are only 4.0 games back of the final NL Wild Card spot with a 39-42 record. They could end up being a sneaky buyer at the MLB trade deadline and insider Jon Heyman has already linked them to an All-Star outfielder in Bryan Reynolds.
Miami Marlins Trade Rumors
Reynolds is a logical target for the Marlins due to the fact that he could help them beyond the 2022 season. The 27-year-old isn't a free agent until 2026 and is playing on a team-friendly contract ($13.5 million). Of course, he would also slide right into the top of the lineup as a career .283 hitter.
Miami is currently throwing out Jesus Sanchez as its everyday center fielder. The 24-year-old has smacked 11 home runs, but his .268 on-base percentage leaves a lot to be desired. Giving him an opportunity to learn from a veteran like Avasail Garcia in a bench role makes a lot of sense here.
Meanwhile, Reynolds has bounced back nicely from a slow start to the season. He is slashing .257/.337/.463 to go along with 39 runs scored, 3 triples, 15 home runs and 32 RBI in 80 games played. The fourth-year pro is coming off the first All-Star game nod of his career in 2021, too.
The most likely scenario is that the Marlins stay pat at the deadline and hope the efforts of pitcher Sandy Alcantara and second baseman Jazz Chisholm will be enough to secure a playoff spot. However, acquiring Reynolds would show the rest of the NL that Miami isn't messing around.
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