The Miami Marlins, unwilling to trade some of its cache of young pitching, will likely go the free-agent route in their search for a first baseman.
Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the "most realistic" option could be former San Francisco Giants infielder Michael Morse:
Marlins don't want to trade Alvarez or Cosart for 1B.They've had more talks with FA Michael Morse in recent days;maybe best realistic option
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) December 14, 2014
As stated before, the Marlins would like to hold onto young pitching chips like Jarred Cosart and Henderson Alvarez, so a trade is unlikely to occur. So, with that in mind, Morse appears to be a potential impact bat at a position of need that won't cost them anything but salary in return.
Morse had an extremely productive 2014 campaign for the World Series champion Giants, posting a .279/.336/.475 slash line with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 482 plate appearances.
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