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:
The Marlins are gauging interest in Juan Pierre and Placido Polanco.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 30, 2013
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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