Reports: Marlins Missed Out on 3 Other Big Targets at Trade Deadline

The Miami Marlins made a series of moves at the trade deadline, as they make a push to get back to the postseason for the first time in three years. They made some significant additions, including sluggers Josh Bell and Jake Burger, closer David Robertson and fellow high-leverage reliever Jorge Lopez. 

But the Fish were also intent on adding even more notable names according to the latest rumors. 

Per Ken Rosenthal in The Athletic, they had "extensive discussions" with the Boston Red Sox on veteran leader and hit-man Justin Turner. 

"The Marlins felt they were close to acquiring Turner," writes Rosenthal. "When the proposed deal fell through, they pivoted to trades for two other hitters (Bell and Burger)."

Barry Jackson and Craig Mish of the Miami Herald added two other names to the list of those "almost" reeled in by the Fish, those of starting pitcher Lance Lynn and first baseman CJ Cron. 

When the Marlins' talks surrounding Lynn fell through (he was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers), their conversations with the Chicago White Sox pivoted to Burger. The Colorado Rockies, meanwhile, wound up sending Cron to the LA Angels. 

But no doubt that Marlins GM Kim Ng was one of the busiest execs around at this deadline, a fresh change for the Fish this season. 

They're currently just a half-game back of a Wild Card spot, at 58-54. 

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