We might be overlooking the bigger question here, which is this: where will the Miami Marlins be trading the guys they acquire now when they hold another fire sale in two years? Which team will have just enough payroll and possibly some desperation setting in so as to take a bunch of contracts off Miami’s hands?
That is in the future, I suppose, and so we should circle our attention back to the present. The Marlins want to add starting pitching between now the the non-waiver trade deadline. They want a cost-controlled pitcher whom they will have in their rotation beyond this season.
In a shocking turn of events, they are also willing to take on extra salary to make the right deal happen.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2014
Danks fits the criteria for the Marlins. The 29-year-old’s $65 million deal runs through 2017. Depending on what the Marlins would be willing to give up in a deal, I suppose it is possible that the White Sox would eat some money to make things work.
Danks has struggled in recent seasons, seeing his strikeout rate dip and his ERA climb, but he could still bring value to a team like the Marlins for a playoff push this season and beyond.
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