Miami didn't make any notable deals during the meetings, but their search for starting pitching has been narrowed down after multiple targets, like Wade Miley and John Lackey, were taken off the market by other teams.
Don Mattingly has expressed his excitement to start work with the Marlins. He will inherit a squad that finished 2015 strongly and is looking contend.
However, it was later reported that talks had fizzled out and Fernandez would remain the ace of the Marlins' rotation.
The Marlins want another power bat at first base to complement Justin Bour, and there is a free agent who hit 37 home runs just a few seasons ago. His name: Chris Carter.
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The Fish need arms to fill rotation spots, and they might need to take a risk or two to do so.
A similar deal to the D-Backs-Braves trade could have ocurred between Miami and Arizona.
Ultimately, neither were moved during the Winter Meetings.
Trading the young ace could seriously replenish the farm system.