This is it. The MLB trade deadline is less than four hours away and trade talks are heating up. mlb trade rumors marlins targeting ben zobrist Gone are some of the biggers names like David Price and Cole Hamels, but there are plenty of top name players to be had. Among them, Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and Craig Kimbrel, to name a few.The Padres are the biggest team that have yet to make any significant moves, but that will surely change as the clock approaches 4 p.m.
and teams orchestrate larger deals. This after they signed former shortstop Rafael Furcal to fortify the position in the off-season.Furcal has spent the majority of the season on the Disabled List with hamstring and other leg issues, forcing the Marlins to deploy the quartet of Derek Dietrich, Ed Lucas, Donovan Solano, and Jeff Baker. Of those four, Dietrich has been the only one to hit the ball well, although he has struggled since his return from his last minor league stint.
Dietrich has immense power and was the Marlins second best hitter at the time of his demotion, but his defense at second base left much to be desired. He is on the DL with a wrist injury.Lucas, Solano, and Baker are all utility players, at best, on any given Major League roster. As a result of this, trade rumors are always going to surround the Marlins star right fielder, that is until the team finally makes a resolution one way or the other on his future with the club.
Just earlier this week we learned about a potential conversation the Astros and Marlins had on Stanton and the Astros top two prospects. Unfortunately for the Marlins fanbase, the Marlins front office may have waited too long in trying to extend Stanton. The Reds and Mariners are also interested, though the Giants would appear to be the more logical fit given the presence of more established second basemen on the two latter teams.
Thus far, Zobrist has made 22 and 15 appearances as a shortstop and outfielder, resp.