Miami Marlins In "A Ton" Of Trade Talks

The Miami Marlins, fresh off signing the best available infielder on the free agent market, are having "a ton" of trade talks around dealing one of their talented young starting pitchers. But the price is steep. 

According to Marlins beat reporter Craig Mish of the Miami Herald, the ongoing talks are plentiful, but the team isn't interested in prospects in return. The Fish are hoping to reel in some immediate help for their 2023 lineup; in fact, Mish says they're looking for a "major upgrade."

The Marlins had an agreement at the trade deadline back in August to deal starter Pablo Lopez (the most talked-about trade piece) to the New York Yankees in return for former 2-time All-Star Gleyber Torres. That deal didn't go through, but that's the sort of return the Fish are looking for. 

With most of the viable starting pitchers on the free agent market having been signed, the Marlins' stash of young arms are a prime source for teams looking for a rotation upgrade. In addition to Lopez, they also have Trevor Rogers and Jesus Luzardo among the hurlers available.

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