The demolition of the Miami Marlins continues.
It is no secret the Marlins are in full rebuild mode. As shown by the Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, and Christian Yelich trades, anybody can be had for the right price. Two new names that have been added to the trade block are recently acquired Starlin Castro and reliever Brad Ziegler.
Source : Marlins are telling clubs both Starlin Castro & Brad Ziegler are available. Castro 3rd in NL in hits, hitting over .400 in July. Owed 11.8 mil next season. Ziegler has dominated in June & July.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) July 11, 2018
Castro was an All-Star last season on the Yankees. This year he has continued to rake, batting .297 with 7 home runs. Castro is in his prime and second base is one of the thinnest positions in baseball. He will certainly net the Marlins a healthy return if they can find a trade partner.
When he's not booting routine grounders at 2B, Starlin Castro is actually playing very good baseball. https://t.co/EH1tZm8awN— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) July 3, 2018
After a rough start to the season, Ziegler has settled down and started dealing. He had a 1.15 ERA in June and hasn't given up a run in July yet. Playoff-bound teams are always in the market for a good bullpen arm, so there could potentially be a bidding war for Ziegler's talents.
The Marlins are in for a rough couple of years. Their fans are going to wonder if they will ever be competitive again. Just remember that about seven years ago, the Astros were the laughing stock of baseball, but now they are looking primed to repeat as World Series champs. It does get better, Miami fans.