Miami Marlins Rumors: 5 Whispers Leading Up To Trade Deadline

5 Miami Marlins Rumors Before The Trade Deadline

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The Miami Marlins are in the middle of an NL East division race. The organization should make at least one or two trades to solidify the team for a potential postseason run.

5. Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors

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5. Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors

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As long as the Marlins do not have Giancarlo Stanton signed long-term, there are going to be rumors about trading him. Miami has preached how the organization is not willing to trade Stanton, but if the team slips into oblivion by July 31, Miami could dangle the outfielder out on the market.

4. Interest In Ben Zobrist

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4. Interest In Ben Zobrist

Ben Zobrist
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The Marlins are going to need a consistent infielder this season, and Ben Zobrist is the perfect target. But Miami would definitely be reluctant to give up a prized prospect for someone like Zobrist.

3. Trading For A Veteran Pitcher

Tom Koehler
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3. Trading For A Veteran Pitcher

Tom Koehler
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Miami is in the market for a veteran pitcher. Since Tom Koehler is pitching well this season, the Marlins could look to give him up for someone who can boost them to the top of the division.

2. Veteran Infielder

Rafael Furcal
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2. Veteran Infielder

Rafael Furcal
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The signing of Rafael Furcal has not panned out for the Marlins this year. Miami should target a veteran infielder if a potential Zobrist deal does not come to fruition.

1. Fizzling Will Middlebrooks Dreams

Will Middlebroks
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1. Fizzling Will Middlebrooks Dreams

Will Middlebrooks
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Miami has longed for Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks. However, acquiring him will not come without moving Giancarlo Stanton. Middlebrooks is not hitting well and has been injured for quite a while. The Marlins have to be crazy to make a real pursuit.

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