MLB Trade Deadline: South Beach ForecastBy
Calm with a 70% chance of question marks.
As we swiftly approach the MLB Trade Deadline at 3 P.M. Eastern Time, it appears more and more likely that the Marlins will stand idly by.
According to ESPN’s very own Buster Olney, the Marlins are in a “holding pattern” and will likely hold onto relief pitchers Randy Choate and Leo Núñez as well as second baseman Omar Infante.
Many Marlins fans are wondering why the Fish weren’t more proactive in the trade market when their current standing in the N.L. East and Wildcard race means any playoff hopes are effectively dashed.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria feels that the players coveted by other teams are all valuable pieces for the new era beginning next season in South Beach.
Despite the Marlins inactivity prior to the July 31st deadline the pond will assuredly be stocked full of talented Fish in what promises to be an exciting 2012 season in brand new Sun Life Stadium.