Miami added depth to its starting rotation Friday morning, acquiring Andrew Cashner, Tyron Guerrero and Colin Rea from the Padres in exchange for Josh Naylor, Luis Castillo, Jarred Cosart and Carter Capps.
This isn’t the first time Cashner has been included in a deal featuring a first base prospect. Anthony Rizzo was sent to the Cubs in exchange for Cashner in 2012.
Will the Marlins regret moving Naylor? MLB.com’s Jim Callis thinks it’s a possibility:
Two major league starters for pitching depth wasn’t happening, it seems:
The Marlins turned to SD after not matching up with Phillies on Hellickson. And the Rays asked for Yelich & Realmuto for Moore or Odorizzi!— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 29, 2016
There were always questions with regard to how Naylor would play at the major league level:
If you are trading prospects, 1B-only guys and young, hard-throwing, injury-risk arms are the ones to trade. Marlins didn't get fleeced.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 29, 2016
Sure, Castillo is a top-10 prospect, but the Marlins needed both arms:
Is it a good deal if someone isn’t complaining about it?
The Marlins want to win right now. That much is clear:
yes, the Marlins made a bold move..credit them for that..you can't say they're not trying regardless of what they gave up— Frank J. Forte (@FrankJForte) July 29, 2016
One of the longest playoff droughts in the game. Going for it should be the right approach:
If you are @marlins fan, you've waited long enough to be in serious hunt (in July). Gotta give to get. Can't worry about prospects, imo.— Craig Minervini (@CraigMinervini) July 29, 2016
Seems like the gap is now smaller:
Marlins were already at a talent deficit relative to other teams near them in standings. Needed to close it. https://t.co/YM92uTrR5D— Chris Towers (@CTowersCBS) July 29, 2016
This is one way to look at it:
this Marlins/Padres swap feels like one of those trades where everyone involved ends up hurt or shitty— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) July 29, 2016
One minor major league piece moved in this deal:
We should be crediting the Marlins for getting two MLB SPs (no matter how mediocre) without decimating the MLB roster.— SoFlaSportsFan (@SoFlaSportsFan) July 29, 2016
And this says it all:
When you have no prospects, it's very easy to get attached and/or overrate to the ones you do have. (MJ)— FishStripes (@fishstripes) July 29, 2016