The Marlins could be the latest team to talk trade with the Nationals, only to come away frustrated.
The teams have been talking about a deal for first baseman Nick Johnson, but two sources familiar with the negotiations said the Marlins are tiring of the slow pace of talks and "may move on."
It's believed that the Marlins want Washington to pay some of the roughly $1.3 million remaining on Johnson's contract, and that the Nationals are balking. Earlier this month, teams that inquired about Adam Dunn were told that the Nats wouldn't pick up any of the $12 million owed to Adam Dunn next year.
The Nats have been active, without getting much done. Teams have shown interest in Johnson, Dunn, Joe Beimel and others, but the only deal Washington has completed has been one with the Pirates, exchanging Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan for Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett.