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MLB trade deadline: Marlins listening to offers for Juan Pierre and Placido Polanco

Jul 10, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco (30) connects for a base hit during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins have been somewhat quiet in the world of MLB trade rumors over the course of the last few weeks. That all changed Wednesday when the Marlins revealed they were interested in listening to offers for Juan Pierre and Placido Polanco.

The report comes from Buster Olney via Twitter:



Not exactly a shock for a team that has won around 40 games so far this season. Better to give away some talent and build for the future than let it waste away.

Both Pierre and Polanco have a solid amount of value and should be able to fetch a nice price on the market. Polanco, the third baseman for the Marlins, has good enough offensive output to make a difference on a contending club.

The only problem now is how late the Marlins have jumped into the trade fray. Someone may come calling, but right now contenders are looking for bigger fish than what the Marlins have to offer.


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Topics: Juan Pierre, Miami Marlins, MLB Trade Deadline, MLB Trade Rumors, Placido Polanco

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