The Marlins will be “wide open” to trade ideas in advance of the July 31 non-waiver deadline and are even willing to listen on young stars Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto, according to FOX’s Ken Rosenthal.
The Marlins, who are in the midst of an ownership change that may be completed around the trade deadline, are one of the more fascinating teams in the league to watch on the market. Miami is widely expected to be willing to trade anyone on its active roster, with Dee Gordon, Edinson Volquez, Dan Straily, A.J. Ramos, David Phelps and Kyle Barraclough among some of the other available names.
Yelich (through 2022), Ozuna (through 2019) and Realmuto (through 2020) all hold extra appeal to clubs as young players under club control for a while, so the Marlins should expect to get a major haul in return if they deal any of them. Yelich and Ozuna have established themselves as two of the top young outfielders in the game, while Realmuto has broken out over the last two seasons as an excellent offensive catcher and is still just 26 years old.
Miami also could look to move outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, though the 10 years and $295 million remaining on his contract provides an obvious obstacle. Stanton also has a full no-trade clause, causing Rosenthal to predict that an offseason swap may make more sense for Miami.