The young ace Jose Fernandez appears to be unhappy with the team for multiple reasons. A friend of Fernandez told reporters that the teams trades last summer and the firing of his pitching coach Chuck Hernandez upset Jose. The Marlins need to keep Fernandez happy because in 2018 he becomes a free agent and will be seeking around $30 million per year.
Former Marlin Jeff Baker may have made things worse the friend stated Baker “soured Fernandez and others in the front office.” The Marlins will need to keep Jose happy within the next couple of years since the team does not intend to pay $30 million per year for the young 23 year old ace. Considering all that has occurred during the last couple of days a trade involving Fernandez could be a possibility in the next few years.
The first five teams out of the gate that would be interested in Fernandez are the Dodgers, Red Sox’s, Royals, Twins, or Astros. The only thing with these five teams is they would not be willing to give up the same level of talent. The Dodgers will not give up Corey Seager but rather deal some young prospects to the Marlins which means the team goes backwards.
The only way that the Marlins should deal Fernandez is to a team willing to even the trade block and give the fish something they can use now instead of four or five years down the road. Marlins fans are sick of watching developmental teams and it is showing with the attendance record of a beautiful stadium like Marlins Park.
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