Marlins Rumors: Uggla, Ross, Cantu, Johnson

Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post has some Marlins rumors for us today…

  • The front office will explore options for trading some of their 11 arbitration eligible players at the GM meetings this week. They already moved one in Jeremy Hermida over the weekend.
  • Capozzi writes that there are "indications" that Dan Uggla will be traded by next month's winter meetings. The 29-year-old pounds out 30+ homer seasons like they're going out of style, but he made $5.35MM in just his first year of arbitration in 2009.
  • Cody Ross is expected back after earning $2.225MM in his first year of arbitration.
  • Capozzi says it's "a 50-50 split" as to whether Jorge Cantu stays or not. He earned $3.5MM in 2009 and can become a free agent next offseason.
  • The Marlins aren't going to increase payroll much from last season, if they do at all.
  • The team is preparing a multi-year offer for ace Josh Johnson.

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