Imagine where the Marlins would be if they signed Yoenis Cespedes to be their CF? Acquiring an OF at this point may be a little bit difficult unless the Marlins want to pick up a bad contract such as Chone Figgins or Alex Rios. The Red Sox, as decimated as they are in the OF, have added Marlon Byrd and Scott Podsednik, a sign that options are not so plentiful. One option that should be considered is Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp. Crisp re-signed with the A's to be their regular CF before they signed Cespedes. His .175 average may have to do with him being taken out of CF and not playing everyday anymore, two things that would change in Miami. Oakland has Johnny Gomes and Seth Smith to alternate between LF and DH before Manny Ramirez returns from his suspension, which is very soon.
Perhaps the Blue Jays may be willing to part with either Rajai Davis or Colby Rasmus, since Eric Thames has taken over as the everyday LF. The only issue with that is the Jays would want something useful back, probably a pitcher or two. Steve Cischek would work straight up for Davis, with the sides having to get more creative substituting Rasmus for Davis or choosing another reliever or two instead of Cischek. With Juan Oviedo's debut coming in a known timeframe now, perhaps the Marlins could move Cischek, who has been their best reliever.
Remember the Marlins were considering signing Albert Pujols to be their 1B. There are clearly more options at 1B than in the OF. Adam Lind could be had from Toronto, as he is currently off the 40 man roster. I mentioned a couple of days ago about the possibility of the Red Sox moving Kevin Youkilis, but I still feel he is better off in Boston. Other options include San Francisco's Aubrey Huff, who is currently sitting a lot in favor of Nate Schierholtz and Brandon Belt, Colorado's Jason Giambi and Baltimore's Mark Reynolds. The Orioles have made no secret that they would be interested in moving Reynolds, while Colorado and Giambi may have a mutual interest in Jason staying in Colorado.
Overall, the options are better for adding a 1B. Huff plays the outfield also, but not CF. Perhaps if the Mets DFA Andres Torres, he could be an option if the Marlins wish. This is the year the Marlins expect to make their push. And they would be wise to be quick to consider ways to improve their team as opposed to waiting for the July 31st trading deadline.