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Report: Logan Morrison drawing “significant” trade interest

Nov 14, 2013, 11:02 PM EDT

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The Marlins continue to insist that slugger Giancarlo Stanton is unavailable via trade, but it appears that Logan Morrison could be had.

While no deal is considered imminent, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi are reporting that Morrison is drawing “significant” trade interest. Aside from Stanton, Morrison was the Marlins’ most-asked about player at the GM meetings this week and the club is willing to listen to offers.

Morrison is coming off a down year in which he hit .242/.333/.375 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 85 games after returning from knee surgery, but he’s still just 26 years old and has shown some power potential and on-base ability in the past. He’s arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, so he likely won’t be around by the time the Marlins are competitive again. Similar to Ike Davis with the Mets, he could do well with a change of scenery.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Nov 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Only in Miami does a 26 year old prospect have 1300 MLB ABs to his name.

    • aphillieated - Nov 15, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      LoMo is a prospect?

    • bsbiz - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      I suspect that a young man in Anaheim will have more than that by the time he’s 26.

      • natstowngreg - Nov 15, 2013 at 11:31 AM

        An understatement, to be sure. Mike Trout has 1,271 AB at age 22.
        Giancarlo Stanton has 1,749 AB at age 24.
        Bryce Harper has 957 AB at age 21.
        Manny Machado has 858 AB at age 21.

        For an everyday player, 1,300 AB is fewer than 3 seasons’ worth.

  2. kcrobert10 - Nov 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    If the Marlins are willing to be reasonable I think kc and them could work something out. I think say a young pitcher like Jason Adam or Chris Dwyer. If they want mlb talent a bullpen arm like hochavear, Collins, or crow would be good pieces for him. Its no secret Morrison is a malcontent wants out so I doubt u will get a lot for him esp given his down yr last yr. I think if the royals get him to play rf, josh Johnson, and say infante to play 2nd base that would be a good off-season and not be adding major salary to the payroll.

  3. asexatheani - Nov 15, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    “Marlins”

    “Unavailable via trade”

    Does not compute.

    • quintjs - Nov 15, 2013 at 6:29 AM

      It’s funny – I was struggling to compute “so he likely won’t be around by the time the Marlins are competitive again”.

      As if anyone stays around the Marlins long enough.

      • Old Gator - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:05 AM

        Scrooge McLoria does, unfortunately.

      • paperlions - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:22 AM

        McLoria is immortal? Scary.

  4. Old Gator - Nov 15, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Tweeter could definitely use a change of scene.

    He’s not coming off a “down year,” DJ – that’s as good as he is. The Feesh have been waiting for three years for him to “fulfill his potential.” It isn’t going to happen here. And to think the Feesh could have had Garza for him two weenters ago.

    Tweeter was never a malcontent, except for one episode when a batting coach he was fond of was fired during one of Scrooge McLoria’s frequent bouts of meddlemania. However, his sentiments were shared by most of his teammates. Tweeter used to suffer from an overactive keyboard but even his proclivity to resort to the official online sanctuary for illiterates seems to have waned of late.

    I do think it’s important, though, that he be traded to a place that doesn’t have tits or praying mantises. If you will recall, he’s terrified of all three.

    • Old Gator - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:07 AM

      PS – of course, if the Feesh had pulled the trigger on the Garza-for-Tweeter (and/or assorted and sundry EYPs) trade, Garza would be pitching for Toronto now.

    • NatsLady - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      Logan Morrison ‏@LoMoMarlins
      . @Ken_Rosenthal let me know when if I need to change my handle. You will probably know before me!

  5. steelers88 - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    He would good fit for the Pirates.

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