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Marlins considering adding Will Ohman

According to ESPN the Marlins have a contract offer on the table to Will Ohman but he is looking for a better team.

Will Ohman, one of the top relievers left on baseball's free agent market, has major league offers in hand from the Pittsburgh PiratesFlorida Marlins and San Diego Padres, but plans to continue discussions with three contending teams before making a decision on his destination for 2009, his agent said Monday.

The Phillies, Mets and Dodgers have all stayed in touch with Ohman, but their interest has yet to progress beyond the talking stage.

Huh.  So Mr. Ohman or his agent doesn't consider the Marlins a contending team.  True, on paper before the season gets underway, the Phillies, Mets and Dodgers are a better bet to see post-season action than the Marlins.  But not contending?

Well, everyone has the right to their own opinion.

Ohman would be a very nice addition to the team, but it does bring up the question:  exactly why are the Marlins stocking up on relievers and second baseman?

How many does the team need?  Oh well, I guess the more the merrier.

If the team does indeed sign Ohman, some of the lefty relievers who are out of options will probably have to be traded.  But given the fact that the Marlins are lowballing contracts at this point, I doubt he will even consider the Fish.