Marlins sale expected to be vast; may discuss anyone except Stanton, Reyes
Josh Johnson and possible even Mark Buehrle may be talked about by Marlins, who are looking to make significant changes.
The Marlins are not going to stop with one blockbuster, according to rival executives who've been in touch with them -- though one competing GM said he believed they may draw the line at Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Reyes.
That would still leave star right-hander Josh Johnson as a pitcher of interest on the trade market, and possibly even Mark Buehrle. Johnson threw brilliant one-hit baseball before leaving because of a blister issue Monday night -- and would draw considerable interest.
Marlins GM Larry Beinfest suggested they believe they need to change things around following the trade of Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Tigers for three prospects, including right-hander Jacob Turner and catcher Rob Brantly. And moving Sanchez and Infante may only be the start.
The Marlins spent nearly $200 million this winter remaking their team, with the deals for Reyes ($106 million), Buehrle ($58 million) and Heath Bell ($27 million).
Scott Miller of CBSSports.com reported Monday that Hanley Ramirez is being talked about, and that is certainly the case. Sources suggested to Miller the Marlins may hold onto Johnson, though it's clear they are in sell mode and teams are scouting Johnson.
They'd be willing to talk about Bell (that may be a tough sell), Randy Choate, Carlos Lee and other veterans, perhaps even Buehrle, though one rival GM said he believed they'd have to be "overwhelmed" to trade Buehrle. But Stanton, who has monster power potential, and Reyes, who just signed for $106 million over six years, seem the most likely to stay.
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