2) NY Mets trade destination for Omar Narvaez: Miami Marlins
Some fans might not be willing to trade anyone to the Miami Marlins. The NL East rivals have been one of the league’s biggest surprises. They’re not clinging to a playoff spot. They have a firm grip without a blister in sight.
The catcher spot has been one of their weakest positions. Between Jacob Stallings and Nick Fortes, there isn’t much offense to be found. Both right-handed hitters could be a solid enough platoon partner for Narvaez in case the Marlins don’t want to fully flip the switch. Narvaez, after all, hasn’t exactly hit so well with the Mets to the point where he’s an automatic lock to take anyone’s job away.
It will be interesting to see how hard the Marlins tackle the trade deadline and what types of moves they make. Traditionally a lower payroll ball club, the position they’re in right now might have them thinking a bit more ambitiously.
The situation isn’t much different with them than Cleveland. A lot of teams don’t really mind having a poor-hitting catcher if he can play the position. The Marlins have some greater needs than to take a chance on a catcher who has hit in the past but isn’t doing it right now.