Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest told The Miami Herald on Tuesday that there is now “an openness” to trade for another bat.
One problem, though, is the fact that the Marlins — strapped with the lowest payroll in baseball — don’t have many realistic options, The Herald wrote. The publication called the potential acquisition of Athletics outfielder Matt Holliday, who’s making $13.5 million this season, too pricey.
If it decides before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline that the playoffs are an unrealistic goal, Florida could then dump try to dump salary. Some options would be Dan Uggla (making $5.35 million this season), Jorge Cantu ($3.5 million), Jeremy Hermida ($2.25 million) and Cody Ross ($2.225 million). But, at this point, the Marlins — coming off a three-game sweep of the Padres — aren’t there yet, according to The Herald.
– Alden Gonzalez