Miami still has Jose Fernandez under club control for three more seasons, but the organization might be considering moving him now. However, the Marlins are not commenting on the rumors, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
We do not comment on trade rumors," team president David Samson texted this afternoon. "Some players are more likely to be traded than others. Jose fits in the latter category… He is a Marlin for at least the next three years and hopefully longer and we look forward to the start of the 2016 season."
Scott Boras was also reportedly upset when Owner Jeffrey Loria did not justify demoting Marcell Ozuna.
Adeiny Hechavarria could receive a deal comparable to the six-year, $75 million contract Brandon Crawford just received.
While some have reported the Marlins are shopping Fernandez, that does not appear to be the case, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.
Miami will face three National League East clubs in spring training.
Justin Bour played well throughout 2015 but the Marlins could still consider a platoon situation at first base.
Giancarlo Stanton is expected to be healthy come spring training.
The Marlins made the right move by acquiring Dee Gordon.
As the rumors fly, the Marlins should consider the impact moving Fernandez would have on ticket sales.
Around the League
Cincinnati is hoping to trade Aroldis Chapman before the Winter Meetings.
There is a chance Daniel Murphy returns to the Mets.
Cleveland is actively seeking outfield help.
The Tigers acquired Francisco Rodriguez on Wednesday.
At 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.
The Marlins sent a flurry of other starters to mixed results to the mound in 2015.
The Marlins acquired two more pitchers who ended up starting a lot of games for the Fish thanks to their injury problems.
One NL scout is also down on Marcell Ozuna.
Starting pitching should be the primary concern, but adding a closer would make the bullpen that much better.