Marlins Notes: Ross, Uggla, Cantu, Willis

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro has a trade-filled edition of his Inbox this week, so let's take a look at some of the highlights:

  • In spite of a need for bullpen help and the imminent arrival of Mike Stanton, don't expect the Marlins to part ways with Cody Ross.
  • Ditto for Dan Uggla and Jorge Cantu, despite their larger salaries. As Frisaro explains, both players' salaries have been budgeted for this season; there's no financial need to move them this year.
  • Should the Marlins fall entirely out of contention, however, all three players could be shopped at the deadline.
  • The Marlins had interest in Dontrelle Willis, and Frisaro speculates that if he struggles as a starter in Arizona and is designated for assignment, the Fish may take a flier on him as a reliever.
  • The Marlins will indeed be on the lookout for relief help, but will be looking to trade prospects as opposed to big leaguers. Frisaro says trade talks for Florida will heat up once Interleague play has concluded.


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2 Comments on "Marlins Notes: Ross, Uggla, Cantu, Willis"


Guest
5 years 1 month ago

Heath Bell for C. Maybin proposal, which team hangs up first?

johnsilver
5 years 1 month ago

Can’t see Fish moving anyone quite yet, maybe in another month if this team slump continues.

Cantu would be a decent trade piece since he can play a fair 1B/3B and has a good bat, Uggla has as good of a bat as about anyone at 2B, but his range this year looks like it has been actually less than before in games have been watching. Would have been a good move on both his and the Fish’s part if maybe he would have slid over to 3B last season and seen how well he could handle that position, because his defense (other than good hands) seems to go down a little more every year at 2B and that can’t help his trade value.

Ross would probably have the most value anyway since he can play all 3 OF positions, though i don’t see “GG Caliber” as described in the article at any when he is playing, but he is not bad at any.