In today's Marlins rumors and news update, the Miami Marlins could very well be buyers before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, despite their recent downturn in the standings as of late.
According to Scott Gelman of SB Nation's Fish Stripes, during the pre-All Star break annual meeting with Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, Miami's GM requested that the organization pursue another arm and starter without giving up Giancarlo Stanton or top prospects such as Andrew Heaney."
Marlins management is also looking for an upgrade at second base, putting options such as Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist and Arizona's Aaron Hill at the forefront of general manager Dan Jennings' wishlist.
The problem lies in the constraints of what the Marlins are willing to give up. With Stanton and Heaney off-limits, Jennings will have to be creative in his pursuit of top trade targets. This could put him behind the eight ball compared to other contenders willing to give up the house to improve right away.
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