Nov 22, 2011, 10:35 AM EST
Yesterday we talked about the Marlins’ interest in trading for Gio Gonzalez. Later in the day Matthew broke down the possible players Oakland might ask for in return. Chief among them: Logan Morrison.
Today Clark Spencer reports that, yes, Logan Morrison was a requested player. As was Mike Stanton, but really, that was never going to happen. Either way, the Marlins “flatly rejected” the A’s trade proposals.
Which shouldn’t bug the A’s. They have the valuable pitcher here. As the winter wears on, other teams are going to start freaking out about their rotation and if that happens the likelihood that the A’s will be overpaid for Gonzalez increases. And hey, if Oakland doesn’t like what it’s being offered, there’s always the trade deadline.
The have the cards. They should be prepared to hold them until the hear something they like.
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