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Report: Marlins limited to one more big free agent

Dec 6, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

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Transitioning baseball writer Jon Heyman (he’s taken SI.com out of his profile, but he’s still dishing the goods while his move to CBS Sports is in progress) tweets that the Marlins are going to limit themselves to one more splash:

Hearing marlins won’t do 2 more big free agents. If they get pujols they’ll be out on wilson/buehrle and trade for SP instead

He also wrote the following:

marlins will press to settle pujols 1 way or other by today or tomorrow. If no albert, they’ll go for wilson or buehrle

As things stand now, the Marlins have a rotation of Josh Johnson, Anibal Sanchez, Ricky Nolasco,¬†Brad¬†Hand and Chris Volstad. They do have quite a bit to barter with, though, even if they choose to keep Hanley Ramirez. Gaby Sanchez would be made expendable by a Pujols signing, and while third base prospect Matt Dominguez and former Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan have seen their stock drop, they’d still have some value. Former closer Juan Carlos Oviedo, Nolasco and Volstad would also be available.

  1. nagrommit - Dec 6, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    OK, Good. For a moment there I was thinking that Ben Bernanke was a Marlins fan.

  2. 78mu - Dec 6, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    Does that mean Manny isn’t in their plans?

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