With the Winter Meetings coming up in a week, a lot of things are starting to take shape. Teams have non-tendered players, which frees them up to become free agents. The Marlins took care of all of their possible free agents by tendering them deals, including the big Fish, Giancarlo Stanton.
The options on the free agent market remain thin. The Marlins are looking to add a more consistent power bat at 1B and to do that, there are discussions about sliding Casey McGehee over and bringing in Yankee free agent, Chase Headley. Options at 1B are thin – basically there is Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay. That’s it. Headley would give the Marlins a guy who had a very productive 2012 and could be a strong bat to man the hot corner but it may take a four year commitment, according to Jon Heyman.
According to the guys over at Fish Stripes, the Marlins are not pursuing Headley. They cite the Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer who has shot down any confirmation of discussions between the Marlins and Headley’s people. There is a reported 4 year, $65M deal out there for Headley but it doesn’t appear to be from the Marlins.
#Marlins are not engaged in any discussions for Chase Headley, according to multiple sources.
— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) December 4, 2014
Otherwise the Fish have possible trade targets in the Orioles’ Chris Davis and the Braves’ Evan Gattis. Both of whom would play 1B, and keep McGehee at 3B, but are questionable upgrades over Garrett Jones. The A’s are shopping Brandon Moss while the Giants have Michael Morse exploring his options.