The 2021 MLB season hasn't been kind to the Miami Marlins. With a 22-24 record, they currently sit in fourth place in the NL Central, just 2.0 games behind the New York Mets for first. Even though that isn't a large amount to overcome, it's not like the Mets, Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are pushovers. If anything, the Marlins could wind up being sellers at the trade deadline.
Here's a look at three Marlins players who are most likely to be traded by the MLB trade deadline on July 30.
Miami Marlins Trade Rumors
1. Adam Duvall, OF/1B
It only seems like yesterday when Adam Duvall was having back-to-back 30-home run seasons. However, he's fallen off quite a bit, especially due to injuries. A pending unrestricted free agent in the offseason, the Marlins could trade him before the deadline so that they don't lose Duvall without getting a return. Besides, he does have 8 home runs and 30 RBI on the season so far, so it's not like he's totally washed up. A contending team could probably find a spot for Duvall in the lineup, whether that's in the field or as a bench bat.
2. Richard Bleier, LHP
Everyone knows how important the bullpen can be in the MLB postseason, which is why a lot of teams could use a reliever like Richard Bleier. The 34-year-old is 2-0 in 20 appearances this season, posting a 3.93 ERA while striking out 17 batters. Even though he's a free agent at the end of 2021, Bleier is eligible for arbitration, which might give more incentive to any team interested in his services.
3. Sandy Leon, C
Sandy Leon might be slashing .167/.218/.222 on the season, but it's not his hitting that should be valued by other teams. An upcoming free agent, Leon has a career fielding percentage of .994. Keeping that in mind he'd make for the perfect depth option for any team gearing up for a deep postseason run. He also won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2018, which means he could bring some championship DNA to any clubhouse that he joins.
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