The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is now officially less than one week away, and each team will continue to evaluate its roster and make decisions that affect its future.
Whether or not that future is short-term or long-term likely depends on the standings.
Some teams have already decided their futures. The Miami Marlins have already expressed their disappointment in how the season has progressed by shipping out Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez to the Detroit Tigers, and according to team president Larry Beinfest, more changes could be in store.
“The message to the fans is we’re disappointed, (and) they should be disappointed,” Beinfest said (via The (Ind.) Republic). “The current team did not win at the level we thought it should, and we need to make some changes. We’re not winning as it is, so we might as well try something else.”
Obviously, Monday's deal indicates a change in direction for the Marlins, who were hoping that their offseason acquisitions of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell would give them the opportunity to contend this year.
There are still plenty of deals to be made from now until July 31, and we will outline one major impact deal that each MLB team could pull off that takes care of needs for both now and in the future.