November 14, 2013 in Offseason
Lots of things are circulating:
Marlins are “done” reloading. The trades for prospects are over and now they are looking to build up and improve. They have built with pitching and defense and we all know the offense needs a lift. So, it may come via a trade and the Marlins, loaded with young pitching, may move a young arm for a potential bat. In fact, some are just flat out, blindly speculating that the Cubs and Marlins could have a lot of things to talk about as the Cubs have premier position players while the Marlins could shore up their pitching woes.
Both of those notions are circulating in the Miami Herald as well. Also, there is talk about possibly trading Justin Ruggiano – who is arbitration eligible but with a crowded young outfield he may be the odd man out despite his 18 home runs.
Robinson Cano in Miami? The New York Post (take that for what you will) reports the Marlins may be the “mystery” team trying to bid for Cano’s bat. Although it would make a splash and prop up the Marlins offense, the money doesn’t seem to fit at all.
Lots of speculation about the Fish and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Getting those letters alone on his jersey would probably hurt Loria’s wallet. That said, there is really not substantive lead on this possibility at this time outside of speculation.
Other than that, not a whole lot else at this time. The Marlins brass has mentioned they are interested in Mark Trumbo and Will Middlebrooks but those would be potential trade deals. Most likely, Marlins are just shopping around and gauging interest about their plethora of young hurlers that are just about major league ready.