The MLB offseason has officially begun, and free agency will get started on Thursday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
But it’s not just free agency that makes the offseason so compelling.
Often times, it’s the trade market that can turn some heads.
One pitcher in particular is being discussed in trade talks.
Heyman notes that at the trade deadline, the Marlins and the New York Yankees were close to completing a deal for the star right-hander that would have sent Gleyber Torres back to Miami.
Biggest name hear available in trade so far is Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez. Fish need hitters! Came close to dealing him to Yankees at deadline in a Gleyber Torres deal.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 8, 2022
Lopez On The Block
Starting pitching always seems to be at a premium these days.
There are several teams that could be in the market for a starting pitcher.
The St. Louis Cardinals are in desperate need of a No. 1 starter.
St. Louis and Miami have been trading partners in the past, so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch for the two teams to try and work something out.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could also be potential suitor, as they will be without their ace in Walker Buehler for all of next season.
Somebody like Lopez could be the perfect fit to help and anchor that rotation.
The San Francisco Giants could also find themselves in the mix for a starter should Carlos Rodon depart via free agency.
Perhaps Lopez could slot in next to Logan Webb.
The offseason is still young and there is still much to unpack.