Sep 1, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos (25) rounds third base in the sixth inning as third base coach Dino Ebell (21) gestures against the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: David Freese off the Market

On Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels and St. Louis Cardinals were able to pull off a trade. The Angels traded defensive stalwart in center-field Peter Bourjos for the Cardinals third baseman David Freese.

Freese had been a name that the Marlins had been rumored to have interest in, but the team was unable to pull the trigger on a trade with the Cardinals. It seems obvious what the Cards were going for, after center fielder Jon Jay struggled immensely in the playoffs.

The Marlins missing out on Freese is good news in my mind. Freese struggled badly in 2013 and is already on the wrong side of 30. He would be entering his second year of arbitration, meaning the Marlins would only have him under team control for two more seasons.

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