The Miami Marlins completed an improbable block buster deal Tuesday with the Toronto Blue Jays. The team is not done as reports are saying that the Marlins are looking to trade outfielder Logan Morrison and starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco as well. The Marlins are continuing to revamp the team only a year out from their move to the downtown Miami area.
The New York Yankees are reportedly one of the team gunning for the services of Nolasco. Nolasco has one year and $11.5 million remaining on his contract and knowing the Yankees, numbers like those are just chump change. The Colorado Rockies are also in the midst for starting pitching and they could stick their nose in a possible deal for Nolasco as well.
Morrison on the other hand could be packaged in a deal with Nolasco or traded for some measly prospects. He was expected to get a chance at first base in 2013 coming off an injury that kept him out most of the 2012 season. All of those plans seem to have drastically changed.
If there is a positive side to all of this, the Marlins have no intention of trading outfielder Giancarlo Stanton for now. Stanton and the Marlins are not in discussion for a long-term contract for him but the consensus around baseball suggests that he is untouchable. Then again, everyone thought that the money they threw at Heath Bell, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle would consider them untouchable but look what happened Tuesday.
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