Trade 2: Jazz Chisholm to the Motor City
Miami Marlins’ second baseman Jazz Chisholm is a really fun player to watch. He’s flashy and plays with a ton of enthusiasm. He seems like a player that Detroit Tigers fans would fall in love with. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about his current Miami Marlins teammates.
MLB Insider Jon Heyman reported last month that the Marlins had a team meeting to talk about Chisholm’s style of play. It sounds like there may some animosity between him and his teammates. Chisholm himself, however, doesn’t seem to care.
“I have that tool that’s called, ‘I don’t care,'” Chisholm told MLB Network. “I just go out there and have fun.”
There was some buzz that the Marlins could potentially trade Chisholm following this report, but that has since died down. But since this is an article about unrealistic trade proposals, we’re going to make this happen anyway.
Chisholm is having a great year, slashing .254/.325/.535 with an .860 OPS and 14 homers. The 24-year-old isn’t a free agent until 2027, so the Detroit Tigers would have to pay a pretty penny in order to acquire Chisholm’s services.
In this very unrealistic trade that has a 0.0% chance of happening, the Tigers would acquire Chisholm from Miami in exchange for closer Gregory Soto, top pitching prospect Jackson Jobe (No. 2), and infield prospects Ryan Kriedler (No. 6) and Andre Lipcius (No. 22).
Kriedler could immediately take over second base for the Marlins. Soto is not a free agent until 2026, so that would give them a reliever at the backend of their bullpen for the next few seasons. Tigers fans would probably feel split about giving up Jobe, but he’s still a few years away and Chisholm helps the Tigers now. Lipcius is just a throw-in piece to compete the trade.
So yeah…the would obviously NEVER happen. The Marlins would be insane to trade Chisholm. He’s a superstar in the making. If his teammates don’t like his play style, then that’s their problem.
I don’t think the Tigers would part with Jobe either. They took him third overall in last year’s draft for a reason. They are clearly very high on him.