Which Marlins Will Be Sent Packing After SD Sweep?By
It is officially time for the Fish to raise the white flag on 2011.
After the lowly San Diego Padres finished off a devastating three game sweep of the Marlins at Dolphins Stadium, the 2011 picture has come into focus.
According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel, the Phillies and Fish have had discussions regarding Marlins closer Leo Núñez. If Núñez is dealt, Jack McKeon informed the Miami Herald that Edward Mujica will assume the ninth-inning responsibilities.
In a report from ESPN Insider’s Jason Churchill, another Marlin likely to be dealt before the July 31st deadline is utility infielder Omar Infante. The versatile middle infielder could be on his way to the Midwest and a Milwaukee Brewers team in desperate need of an upgrade at shortstop.
Even the best efforts of legendary manager Jack McKeon, a recent July hot streak, and the optimism of Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria couldn’t stop a sinking ship from going down.
The Marlins will likely be watching the MLB playoffs from home this fall. As a result, the Fish need to continue shaping the roster that will bring the Marlins into their inaugural season at brand new Sun Life Stadium in 2012.