MLB Rumors: Marlins interested in Will Middlebrooks trade?

Oct 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (16) warms up prior to game four of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

It remains highly doubtful that the Boston Red Sox would entertain the notion of trading third baseman Will Middlebrooks, but if they do, the Miami Marlins apparently want in.

Middlebrooks struggled mightily during the 2013 campaign – eventually being demoted to the minor leagues. But the young third baseman rebounded amid trade rumors, though, those whispers still remain.

Despite that, the Marlins would likely have to part with slugger Giancarlo Stanton in exchange for Middlebrooks, a deal that is unlikely to happen according to Nick Cafardo:

Teams ask about Middlebrooks, but the Red Sox haven’t pulled the trigger, feeling Middlebooks has power and they’d hate to lose that. The Marlins have asked a lot about Middlebrooks, but there’s no clear match unless it’s part of a Giancarlo Stanton deal, which isn’t happening.

Moving Middlebrooks would essentially be a blockbuster deal of some sort, so expecting anything to happen is relatively unlikely. Boston would still be able to find enough at-bat’s for Middlebrooks, even if they re-signed Stephen Drew.

Topics: Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Will Middlebrooks

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  • JSB

    I don’t see how the Sox would find enough at-bats for Middlebrooks if they re signed Drew. Bogaerts, Herrera, Nava/Gomes, Bradley, etc. There’s just not enough roster spots.

    • Willy

      I’m right there with you. If Drew comes back the only way theyd have a roster spot for WMB is if they traded someone like Carp or Nava… then WMB coul play 3rd/1st & potentially OF.

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