The Marlins are now officially sellers. Miami has "reached the jumping off point on the season," according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald, and is telling teams it will listen to offers on Mat Latos, Dan Haren, Jeff Baker, and Brad Hand.
Haren, Latos, and Baker are all set to become free agents at the end of the season and Hand has had difficulty securing his spot on the 25-man roster in the past. Hand is also out of options and might be attractive to a contending club in pursuit of left-handed pitching depth.
Haren, 34, could very well be traded to a West Coast club. It was reported he initially preferred to be traded to West Coast squad last offseason but he has had success with the Marlins, posting a 3.34 ERA and 4.14 FIP over 105 innings. He has been the most durable and consistent Marlins starter to this point in 2015.
While Haren has remained healthy, Latos has had difficulty doing so and has already spent time on the 15-day disabled list this season. Although he has struggled at some points, Latos has been consistent in his last few outings. He allowed one run over seven innings in his last start against the Cubs and has tossed at least six innings in four of his last five outings. Latos has posted a 4.90 ERA and 3.50 FIP over 75.1 innings with the Marlins this season but could be a valuable addition to the middle of a contending club's rotation.
Miami is expected to sign Casey McGehee on Friday afternoon and such a signing would likely make trading Baker justifiable. Baker has posted a .208/.288/.375 batting line to complement three home runs and eight RBIs through 41 contests. He continues to have success against left-handed pitching and would likely be a valuable addition to a club's bench.
Hand has posted a 5.80 ERA and 2.55 FIP over 40.1 innings and has primarily pitched out of the bullpen. Spencer adds Steve Cishek, who could be non-tendered this winter, is another name that might draw interest.
Although the Marlins have Jose Fernandez back in the rotation, the club is still likely to deal a few veteran pieces. If they can find the right deals, the Marlins will likely be notably active over the next few weeks.