Bleacher Report's Reds-Marlins Jazz Chisholm Jr. trade proposal is laughable

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Miami Marlins centerfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr.
Miami Marlins centerfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

The Miami Marlins started selling sooner than most baseball fans assumed they would. But after spending the first month of the 2024 season in the NL East basement, it became obvious that the Marlins were not going to be competing for a spot in the MLB Postseason.

The Fish swung a blockbuster trade a little over a week ago that sent two-time batting champion Luis Arráez to the San Diego Padres in exchange for three prospects plus reliever Woo Suk Go. The attention has since shifted to Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Marlins President of Baseball Operations Peter Bendix has been noncommittal as to whether or not the former All-Star will remain in South Beach.

Bleacher Report recently put together a list of 10 potential landing spots for Chisholm. The Reds landed at No. 2 with the Kansas City Royals taking the top spot. But the outlet's trade proposal between the Marlins and Reds was laughable at best.

Bleacher Report's Reds-Marlins Jazz Chisholm Jr. trade proposal is laughable

For those who don't know much about Chisholm, the 26-year-old is a rather flashy player who's been plagued by injuries throughout his career and has only been available for 58% of the Marlins' 486 games the past three seasons.

The left-handed hitter has a 103 OPS+ over five major league seasons. Chisholm is taking home $2.6 million this season and won't become a free agent until after the 2026 season. Chisholm is currently the Marlins' centerfielder, but also has plenty of experience at second base.

B/R Jazz Chisholm Trade

Zachary D. Rymer of Bleacher Report believes it would take Cincinnati's top two draft picks from last year in order for the Reds to secure Chisholm's services. That's right, Rhett Lowder and Ty Floyd for Chisholm. It's okay if you're laughing — it is pretty funny, huh?

Rymer admits that trading Lowder would be a tough sell given his early-season success with High-A Dayton. But more than that, Cincinnati has both center field and second base covered. TJ Friedl has yet to enter his arbitration window, is the Reds' leadoff hitter, and one of the team's best players.

As for the keystone, the Reds have Jonathan India holding down the fort at the moment, and there's hope that Matt McLain will be back later this season. This trade proposal makes absolutely no sense. The Padres just got a two-time batting champion for a trade package that didn't contain a single top-100 prospect. There's no way Chisholm will fetch anything close to that in a trade.

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