Marlins Plan To Keep Willis

According to Joe Frisaro of, the Marlins expect to keep Dontrelle Willis at least until the July trading deadline.  That said, the Fish have had preliminary talks with the Tigers and Astros during the past few weeks.  Those clubs deemed the asking price too high.

ESPN’s Jayson Stark commented on the Willis situation in late November, noting that the price is two young players.  Stark said the Marlins would have to be "blown away" by these two players, so don’t think you’re going to steal him away.  He named the Mets, Mariners, and Diamondbacks as the suitors. 

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