Miami has yet to make a move at the Winter Meetings, and is likely considering all of its options before doing so. The Marlins want to add a first baseman and starter, however according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the club also has interested in Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon.
Joel Sherman of The New York post was among the first to report that the Dodgers are interested in moving Gordon, who is under team control for another four seasons.
Gordon posted a .289/.326/.378 batting line last season to complement two home runs and 34 RBIs. Although the Marlins are looking for a bat to protect Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup, Gordon would likely fit well at the top of Miami's order. His career on-base percentage is .314, and last season's .326 mark was the best of his major league career.
In addition to getting on base consistently in 2014, Gordon stole 64 bases. He would bring speed to a Marlins lineup that has lacked just that over the past few seasons, and would not be too expensive considering he made $0.5 million last season.
Considering he did have a solid offensive year in 2014 but saw his production notably decrease after the All-Star break, Gordon may be a key part of any trade for the Dodgers. Los Angeles would be justified in asking a lot for the second baseman considering his recent success, however what they ask for depends on how eager they are for Alex Guerrero to see the field. The Dodgers also have Justin Turner and Darwin Barney signed, creating a crowded infield situation.
While he would provide the Marlins with a solid bat and consistent speed, Gordon would also be able to give Adeiny Hechavarria a day off since he has played shortstop in his career.
Miami has not made it clear that it is seeking a second baseman, with Derek Dietrich, Donovan Solano, and Enrique Hernandez all options for the club at second in 2015. However, the middle infield market is slim, and for the right price, Gordon would likely be a notable upgrade.