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The Marlins “flatly rejected” the Athletics’ demands for Gio Gonzalez

Nov 22, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

Gio Gonzalez

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.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Nov 22, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    I thought they wanted to get rid of Logan Morrison?

    • Old Gator - Nov 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM

      Morrison wasn’t all of it. Be patient. More rumors will come out.

  2. Kyle - Nov 22, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Good for the Marlins.

  3. APBA Guy - Nov 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Also, the A’s aren’t in any hurry to do any deals until they hear what Air Bud has to say to the Giants. They will keep talking until the stadium picture is clarified for next year at least.

    • Old Gator - Nov 22, 2011 at 2:23 PM

      Bud Light is just trying to upstage Obama’s trip to China.

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