Do the Marlins still have interest in trading for Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario? Could a deal get done after the MLB Winter Meetings?
The Marlins have been involving in plenty of discussions over the past week at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego involving outfielders and power hitters. While Yasiel Puig, Kole Calhoun, and Avisail Garcia have headlined many of these discussions, our friends over at Puckett’s Pond have been talking about a deal involving Eddie Rosario and the Marlins that has not gained much steam.
"According to Chris Schad, “The Minnesota Twins continue to make the rounds at the MLB winter meetings and one day after it was reported the team would be willing to deal some of its top prospects, it appears that another trade chip could be brought to the table in outfielder Eddie Rosario.”"
The Marlins appeared to be interested, but it is not known if that interest is still evident.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com broke the news at the Baseball Winter Meetings that several teams had shown interest in Rosario.
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The deal for Rosario may pick up steam again if he right offer is made to counter what the Twins might be seeking. And given that there are other teams out there interested in Garcia, it would mean one less player the Marlins can pursue in the next week.
The Brewers are said to want Garcia and are moving towards a deal for the outfielder.
The Twins would want Caleb Smith in return for their young star. The Marlins have stated they are unwilling to part with the lefty who led the team with 10 wins last season.
The organization has 12 legitimate pitchers between the Majors and their minor league system who could start in the next two seasons. They cannot hold onto them all, but finding the right package for moving one or more of them must be found.
President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill reiterated the team’s stand on trading valuable commodities who have a future with the team. Miami is looking at all options to get better, but moving Smith or even Sandy Alcantara is off the table.
The connection between Rosario and James Rowson, the team’s new bench coach, who coached in Minnesota last season, is one of the reasons the deal was thought to have a serious chance to get done.
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