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Miami Marlins trade rumors: Dee Gordon drawing 'a lot' of interest

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Gordon is not likely to be moved by the Marlins this winter.

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Dee Gordon is not expected to be moved by the Marlins after a dominant 2015 campaign. But if the club did decide it was open to moving Gordon, the veteran infielder is drawing "a lot" of interest, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

Miami acquired Gordon last winter to fill a hole at second base, and Gordon responded with a notably productive year both offensively and defensively. He was the National League Gold Glove winner at second base and was the recipient of a Silver Slugger. As a result, it follows multiple teams would be interested. But if the Marlins are preaching stability, there is no logical reason to move him.

The Marlins are expected to shop a few players this winter, and outfielder Marcell Ozuna is likely among them. The club is hoping to add controllable starting pitching and should be able to receive at least one top arm in exchange for Ozuna. Beyond that, the Marlins might have to find creative ways to add depth. However, moving Gordon is unlikely to be one of them.

Gordon, 27, batted .333/.359/.418 while driving in 46 runs. He also stole 58 bases and proved to be the effective true leadoff hitter the Marlins' lineup has lacked in recent seasons. Christian Yelich thrived in the role but appears better suited hitting third or fourth.

Cafardo points out the Marlins have "listened," which every team likely does when receiving calls about certain players on the roster. It would probably take a massive, lopsided deal to encourage the Marlins to move Gordon. And even then, they do not have a notable amount of depth at second base.

When the Marlins added Gordon, they did not have a consistent starting second base option. Donovan Solano did not establish himself as consistent at the plate despite being solid defensively. Beyond Solano, the Marlins do not have a major league-ready second base option they can turn to.

Miami has reportedly expressed interest in extending Gordon, and that appears to be the most realistic course of action. But if he is drawing enough interest and the Marlins are intrigued, a deal could be made.