Just shades above being the worst team in Major League Baseball, one would assume the Marlins would be sellers at the upcoming trade deadline but they appear content keeping their valuable chips:
The fact they’ve built some positive momentum has the Marlins leaning towards staying the course as the July 31 deadline approaches. They aren’t anticipating making any major trades.
Giancarlo Stanton, Logan Morrison, Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn have all been mentioned in trade speculation. All four are eligible for arbitration next year. But the bottom line is all four are considered building blocks for the remainder of this year and in 2014. Don’t expect any of them to be dealt. Of course, a team willing to dramatically overpay could change things. But that is highly unlikely.
I’m not sure who this news is more disappointing for – Marlin fans wanting to improve or opposing fans hoping to snag some talent from the struggling franchise.