Recently, the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins have been discussing potential trades.
The Marlins have been interested in top Red Sox prospect Triston Casas.
Today, Red Sox insider Alex Speier wrote a column on potential trade talks with the Marlins and provided a key update on the situation.
According to the column, the Red Sox are unlikely to trade Casas and view him as a potential cornerstone in the middle of their lineup in the future.
In Alex Speier’s latest column regarding the trade talks with the Miami Marlins:
The Red Sox are unlikely to trade Casas.
“The Sox have long seen Casas as a future middle-of-the-order mainstay.” pic.twitter.com/Yb3vWBLQyk
— Beyond the Monster (@BeyondtheMnstr) January 3, 2023
Casas, 22, appeared in just 27 games with the Red Sox in 2022, hitting for a .197 average and hitting five home runs in 76 at-bats.
This appears to be a pretty definitive update on trade talks.
The Marlins had shown interest in Casas, but it looks as if the Red Sox are not going to entertain trade offers for him and view him as untouchable.
Bobby Dalbec, the team’s current first baseman, hit just .215 during the regular season with 12 home runs and 39 RBI.
It’s possible that Boston could be looking at Casas as a potential upgrade at first base in the near future.
Dalbec’s best season came during the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, a season in which he hit .263 with eight home runs and 16 RBI.
Since then, the Red Sox first baseman has struggled to find consistency at the plate.
So perhaps Boston could be looking at Casas as a fail-safe option if Dalbec continues to struggle at the plate.