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Miami Marlins Winter Meetings: Live Blog, Day 2


 

 

As we continue with day 2 of baseball’s Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida, the Logan Morrison trade watch resumes at high alert. Day 1 of the meetings were largely tame, presumably due to the rush of free agents that signed in the week leading up to the Winter Meetings.

Most of the excitement that Marlins’ fans faced were based on the many rumors that were swirling around a potential trade of Logan Morrison. At one point LoMo was in route to Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Baltimore, back to Milwaukee and then back to Baltimore before the day ended with Morrison still wearing the orange and black, for Miami that is.

Nevertheless, time seems to be short for Morrison as a Marlin. With the signing of Garrett Jones, Miami doesn’t really have a need for the Twitter aficionado. Morrison has been relatively silent about a pending trade, choosing instead to abide by his usual rules of staying away from religion, politics and the business side of baseball on Twitter.

Marlins’ fans seem to be already accepting the inevitable trade, yet are none too pleased by it. They feel a kinship with Morrison, as he is one of the longest tenured Marlins on the team. This trade will not be easy to accept for fans, but the front office seems to have deemed it necessary to push the reset button at the first base position. We can only hope that what Miami receives in exchange for the young first baseman will be worth giving up on the fan favorite.

Join us below for the live blog. Be sure to leave your comments and questions and we will discuss everything that is going on today, day 2, of the Winter Meetings.

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  • Chris Logel

    Hey Everyone, welcome to day 2 of the Winter Meetings! Let’s get started!

  • Chris Logel

    We are hearing that the Marlins are looking into Delmon Young again.

  • Chris Logel

    MLB Network Radio‏@MLBNetworkRadio4m

    Mike Redmond on Logan Morrison: “He’s a great guy and he’s finally healthy.”[...] “I think this is a process and we’ll see what happens.”

  • Chris Logel

    Sorry guys, rumors have been a little slow getting started this morning. Anybody have any questions or thoughts about the signings so far?

  • Chris Logel

    Juan C. Rodriguez‏@JCRMarlinsbeat1m

    According to front office man that’s checked in on Logan Morrison, #Marlins have as many as seven suitors for him.

  • Chris Logel

    Who thinks the Marlins are going to trade Morrison today?

  • Chris Logel

    Some breaking news for other teams, Rajai Davis goes to the Tigers on a 2 year deal

  • Chris Logel

    Baltimore is in serious talks with relief pitcher Grant Balfour

  • Chris Logel

    Some talk about the Marlins currently interested in Juan Uribe

  • Chris Logel

    Tony Capobianco‏@TonyCapobianco5m

    If it’s a swap between Logan Morrison and Rickie Weeks, it’s going to happen. It’s the best trade the #Marlins can make.

  • Chris Logel

    It looks like Mark Trumbo may be on the move. Marlins are not thought to be involved.

  • Chris Logel

    clarkspencer‏@clarkspencer1m

    Hearing that the #Marlins have no interest in Juan Uribe as a 3B option.

    • Chris Logel

      This is one of the more popular predictions at the start of the off-season for the Marlins. I am not surprised that they would have no interest in Uribe if he is demanding a 3 year contract like I have seen. Miami does not want to get saddled with 3 years of Uribe.

  • Chris Logel

    Very slow day so far today.

  • Chris Logel

    Still hearing that Morrison is one of a handful of outfielders the Orioles are looking at.

  • Chris Logel

    First big blockbuster deal has been reported. Skaggs and Santiago to Angels, Trumbo to Diamondbacks, Eaton to White Sox.

    • Placidin

      What would have been the equivalent of Skaggs & Santiago in Marlins terms for Trumbo? Nicolino and Turner for Trumbo. Probably too much, huh?

      • Chris Logel

        Skaggs might even be higher than Nicolino honestly. I think they gave up too much. But power is intoxicating.

  • Chris Logel

    Joe Frisaro‏@JoeFrisaro10m

    at least 10 teams vying for @LoMoMarlins nothing close, offers getting better. Deal may or may not happen at #WinterMeetings #Marlins

  • Chris Logel

    Now it looks like a LoMo trade might not happen at the Winter Meetings. Crazy how much a deal can be discussed one day, and the next day it is silent.

  • Chris Logel

    Just saw that J.P Arencibia signed with Rangers for a one year contract

  • Chris Logel

    Kevin Scobee‏@scobes153m

    With news Cruz has been offered $75MM by the Mariners, I’m compelled to remind that Speck has never left anything on the table.

  • Chris Logel

    Ken Rosenthal‏@Ken_Rosenthal7m

    Hottest teams on LoMo, per source: #Brewers, #Pirates, #Mariners. Others also involved.