Free Agency Update:Marlins Owner Meets with Prince Fielder’s agent, Marlins going all in for Cespedes?
By Ehsan Kassim
The interesting off-season for the Marlins continues. I have some big news on some potential Miami Marlins free agent targets Prince Fielder and Yoennis Cespedes.
According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, the Miami Marlins owner, Jeffery Lora, recently met with the biggest free agent on the market, Prince Fielder.
"Boras also met with a handful of other owners at the meetings. While the Miami Marlins have played down interest in Fielder, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was among the small handful of others owners who chatted with Boras."
Joe Frisaro meanwhile is reporting that the Marlins owner met with Fielder’s agent only because they were in the same city.
"As for the Marlins, the fact that Loria and Boras spoke is not that unusual considering they are both in Arizona. Because the team never says never, it’s natural for them to get a feel for what Fielder is seeking. But that doesn’t mean the club is making a strong push for the power hitting first baseman."
I believe that Frisaro is on point. I do not see the Marlins forking over a big contract for Fielder. It is however something to keep your eye on. The Marlins have been supposedly out on Fielder for a while, so Loria meeting his agent is interesting.
Of course, Boras also represents Edwin Jackson. The meeting could have been about him.
Last night on a radio interview, Marlins president David Sampson told Evan Ross that the Marlins would be going all in on Yoennis Cespedes. I did not hear the interview personally. However, from people who did hear it, I have heard that Sampson was drooling over Cespedes. He said something along the lines of “we have a position ready for him,” in that interview. Looks like the Marlins are strong favorites to land the Cuban defector.
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