The Miami Marlins and New York Yankees have negotiated on several occasions during recent MLB seasons.
And although it has been reported that the Major Leagues were very close to striking a deal, the agreements fell through at the last minute.
They already had talks this winter about left-handed starter Jesús Luzardo, although they did not come to fruition. But there’s a fresh opportunity to see them agree to a change, as Miami is still looking for a shortstop, and this presents a viable scenario for a transaction.
The Marlins are not attractive to Gleyber Torres, who could not handle the responsibility of being New York’s shortstop and who is also in his final year of arbitration before free agency. But the scenario changes with Oswald Peraza.
The 23-year-old Venezuelan is praised for his defensive performance, although he hasn’t been able to hit in key areas (he had a.191 average with 2 home runs and 14 RBI in 2023). Plus, he has a lot of time under club control (he has this season left and two more in pre-arbitration), so he could be just what the Marlins need.
But to convince Brian Cashman to give up one of the prospects he has cared about most passionately and whom he has just approved as part of the team plan, he has to trade some of his young and talented pitchers. Will need to leave.
Edward Cabrera may not be enough for the Yankees, so there are two options: either they propose a trade with a package involving the Dominican and reliever Tanner Scott, or they have to give up Venezuelan Jesus Luzardo.