Just like a fire in dry brush, the trade talks and interest in Logan Morrison has spread like crazy at the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings. As recently as Monday the Miami Marlins had said that they were trading Morrison but it just seemed to be to three possible teams as the best candidates were said to be the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays.
Now as day two of the Meetings gets going it has come to the surface that up to seven teams are interested in Morrison. Obviously a team like the Pirates might be taking a step back at this point since their interest was only marginal in the first place but you never know. What has definitely happened is that the Marlins have taken a step back.
The deal that was reportedly coming during the day on Monday now appears to be one that will wait for a while, probably after the Meetings are over. Just like any decent front office with a player that multiple teams are interested in, the Marlins want to maximize the value they get for Morrison and who could blame them?
Still they should be careful not to wait too long because Morrison is loaded with potential but was a bit of a downer during the 2013 season. That might be because of his disgruntlement with the organization of course which lends itself to the trade.
The basis of what should happen next is that the teams that are interested will need to let the Marlins know just how interested they are right now. The Marlins will then wait in all likelihood to see if other teams throw a hat in the ring or if the price picks up a little bit.
As long as they play their cards right the Marlins should be in great shape in whatever deal they choose. It just won’t likely be this week but again you never know. It could all change if they decide they are interested enough in Juan Uribe and the Los Angeles Dodgers want Morrison for example.