The Marlins changed managers earlier this week, making the move from Mike Redmond to General Manager Dan Jennings. Through two games, the results haven't been there. So while it may not be time to pack it in on Jennings and quit on the season, the Marlins will more than likely be looking to make some personnel moves and here are some players on the block that could improve the Fish.
Jonathan Papelbon, RP
While the Phillies are still a division rival, they have been spending the last year trying to dump their closer Johnathan Papelbon. Between his clashes with the media, fans and organization. The former Red Soxs closer hit his low point in Philadelphia when he was ejected from a game after making an obscene gesture toward the crowd. With the recent struggles of closer Steve Cishek, the Marlins could be in the market for a reliable option at closer, something they haven't hard all season.
Wilin Rosario C/1B
J.T. Realmuto has emerged as the starting catcher in Miami but, the protection behind him is lacking. The two lackluster options are Jhonathan Solano and Jeff Mathis neither can really do anything at the plate. Enter Rosario, who was shopped by the Rockies this winter, when the Rox acquired Nick Hundley. Rosario has a big power bat, and although he has yet to recapture his 2012 success, Rosario is still a legitimate power option. In addition to his catching skills, Rosario can also play first base, a potentially valuable trait with the struggles of Mike Morse and Justin Bour.
Scott Kazmir SP
With trading season just getting started, Oakland pitcher Scott Kazmir has been one of the most talked about names on the trade block. After a few spectacular season with the Rays, Kazmir hit it big with the Angels, signing a massive contract. Unfortunately that didn't work out and Kazmir became a MLB cast-off until last season. Kazmir went 15-9 with a respectable 3.55 ERA last year in Oakland becoming the surprise player of the year. With the A's struggles, they are looking to unload Kazmir and suitors are lined up at the gate. Kazmir could bring starting experience to a young rotation featuring, Jared Cosart, Jose Fernandez, and Henderson Alvarez. With his potential acquisition the Marlins could bring a legitimate experience and a good middle of the rotation starter into Miami.
Darren O'Day RP
The Orioles have emerged as a potential sellers and may just be looking to unload their sidearm reliever. O'Day has been a reliable set up man for years with the Orioles and is a pending free agent with a $4.25 Million salary due this year. His value has been as a setup man over the years, and could possibly become a good eighth inning pitcher for the Fish. The bullpen is a mess, but O'Day could be a constant presence to an otherwise tumultuous bullpen.
Daniel Murphy IF
Probably the most talked about name on the trade market, the Mets have been shopping Murphy the last few weeks. With the likely return of David Wright, and the Mets trying to pave the way for prospect Matt Reynolds, Murphy could be dealt and cheap. Murphy could add some depth to the Marlins infield and can play a variety of infield postions making his versitility the key. At the right price Murphy could be a good grab for the Marlins.