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Miami Marlins morning news: Marlins in no hurry to trade Marcell Ozuna

Despite coming up in a number of trade rumors, the Marlins are in no hurry to trade Marcell Ozuna. Plus links on the bullpen, former Marlins on the Hall of Fame ballot, and more.

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Marlins News

Marcell Ozuna is expected to receive a lot of interest this offseason, as a player that the Marlins are willing to let to of. Even though the club is open to the idea of trading Ozuna, they aren't in a rush to trade him in a deal for less than what they believe he is worth.

While it isn't the top necessity heading into the offseason, the Marlins will certainly be looking into upgrading their bullpen.

Two former players on the Marlins 2003 World Series team will be on the Hall of Fame ballot this year, in Mike Lowell and Luis Castillo. The results for the next Hall of Fame class will be announced on Jan. 6.

Coming off an All-Star season, injuries lead to an uneventful 2015 campaign for Henderson Alvarez.

Ichiro got a lot of time as a 4th outfielder for the Marlins in 2015, how did he wind up performing overall?

Around the League

Albert Pujols may be sitting to start the 2016 season after recently undergoing surgery in his right foot.

Michael Brantley is expected to be out for 5-6 months following right shoulder surgery.

The GM meetings are underway and the trade rumors are flying.

The Minnesota Twins won the bidding war for Korean slugger Byung Ho Park and will now have 30 days to negotiate a deal with him.

At Fish Stripes

-Not spending money is wise for Miami Marlins - Fish Stripes

The free agent market for starting pitchers is always dangerous, and it is a good idea for Miami to stay well clear of the bidding wars.

-2015 Miami Marlins Season Review: Other starting pitchers - Fish Stripes

The Marlins sent a flurry of other starters to mixed results to the mound in 2015.

-2015 Miami Marlins Season Review: Starter trade acquisitions - Fish Stripes

The Marlins acquired two more pitchers who ended up starting a lot of games for the Fish thanks to their injury problems.

-Miami Marlins trade rumors: NL scout would trade Marcell Ozuna - Fish Stripes

One NL scout is also down on Marcell Ozuna.

-Miami Marlins should consider adding a closer - Fish Stripes

Starting pitching should be the primary concern, but adding a closer would make the bullpen that much better.