Rumors are starting to swirl as the Marlins head into the offseason. According to Jim Bowden, the Marlins are looking to potentially move young pitching to acquire more offense.
Dan Jennings told us they have discussed Mark Trumbo and Will Middlebrooks with their scouts…they have young pitching available
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) November 3, 2013
On the lookout for a 3B, the Marlins may be talking to the Red Sox about the possibility of acquiring Will Middlebrooks, who has been passed over for Xander Bogaerts – in an effort to help diversify the spelling of players on their roster. Middlebrooks would provide stability at a position of need for the Fish, who are hoping Colin Moran is the answer – but his arrival isn’t expected until 2015-2016.
Mark Trumbo has been on the Marlins radar before. He would provide offense to a lineup in desperate need of it and the Angels are looking for young pitching, which they sorely need as well. Plopping Trumbo’s power into a lineup with Giancarlo Stanton would make things interesting.