The Marlins' only 2010 option is Ross Gload, who will presumably not be retained at $2.6MM. The more interesting story with the Marlins is their arbitration-eligible players. Hopefully future trades will make more baseball than financial sense.
There's second baseman Dan Uggla, who is earning $5.35MM in '09 (his first arb year). He's off to a terrible start: .189/.304/.358 in 125 plate appearances. He'll need to get back on track for another team to consider him worth $6-7MM. Otherwise, will the Marlins consider non-tendering him?
First baseman Jorge Cantu has taken it to another level, hitting .294/.360/.608 with 8 HR and 32 RBI in 114 plate appearances. Anyone want a 30 HR, 110 RBI corner bat for $5-6MM?
Outfielder Jeremy Hermida is drawing walks again (in almost 19% of his plate appearances) but he's slugging .375. He's just 25, and should pass $3MM next year. Hermida's not a sure thing but remains intriguing.
Ricky Nolasco and Josh Johnson will also get raises through arbitration, but are probably off-limits. In addition, the Fish have multiple quality relievers entering arbitration for the first time.