There have been some rumblings lately regarding the Marlins potentially dealing their first baseman, Logan Morrison. Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, is hearing that, due to the interesting offers they have been receiving, the Marlins will strongly consider trading him in the next couple of weeks.
The Marlins have been receiving interesting trade offers for first baseman Logan Morrison, to the point that they will now strongly consider dealing him in the coming weeks, according to a source in touch with the Marlins’ front office. The Marlins aren’t sure what they would do at first base if they trade Morrison. Fox’s Ken Rosenthal mentioned pricey free agent Mike Napoli as a possibility but not a likelihood.
I have to believe the writing is on the wall for fan favorite LoMo. This could be a case of too many injuries, and not enough production to fit into the Marlins plans for the future. The question remains, what are the solutions at first base?
An interesting trade could be Logan Morrison and a mid-level pitching prospect to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks. If the Red Sox choose to bring back Stephen Drew, a big part of their team this past year, and keep Xander Bogaerts at third base, Middlebrooks becomes expendable. They would also save money by ending their pursuit of Mike Napoli.
The Marlins might not get a much better deal than that for Morrison.
Here are the rest of the headlines:
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Here’s to 2014!