Marlins asking for an heir apparent in center as part of a Marte package. In center, Starling Marte would be the obvious target, though it’s unclear how willing the Marlins are to move him within the division — nor is it clear if the Phillies have what Miami GM Kim Ng desires in a return package. For starters, the Marlins are seeking a long-term replacement for Marte in center, per Craig Mish of the Swings and Mishes podcast. That’s going to slow trade discussions, as most teams will balk at moving a younger, cheaper option in center, especially if the Marlins are prioritizing near ML-ready prospects.
The Phillies do have some centerfield prospects they could dangle, such as Simon Muzziotti, their 10th-ranked prospect by Fangraphs, Mickey Moniak, their 8th-ranked prospect, or Johan Rojas, their 4th-ranked prospect. Of the three, Muzziotti probably comes closest to starting the conversation for Marte.I
Why would the Faillies cough up anything of real long term value for Marte? They're worse than we are in a season where everything went wrong, they have no reason to hurt themselves for a rental. The Marlins can posture all they want, they aren't going to get much with Marte being a rental.
Do not know about the future of Soroka - my hope is Anderson will be okay but we will see
Would help if a Wright or Bryse Wilson can be a real contributor. And Contreras should be better, same as Pache who should get another chance
I fully expect Contreras to hit, and Pache to be an elite defender. Can we somehow combine them and make one really good player out of them?
I still believe Pache is going to be at least an average or better MLB hitter. I don't like that he's gone to launch angle mode, but it is what it is. He's hitting some long home runs, but I think he's one of those guys who would be better hitting line drives.