Miami went into the Winter Meetings saying it would not move Jose Fernandez, and while Fernandez might not be traded, he is drawing a significant amount of interest.
While earlier in the day there was a slim chance Fernandez would be moved, the odds of him being moved are currently at 40 percent, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney.
Source said this morning pegged odds of a Jose Fernandez trade at 1%. Now: "I'd push that into the 40s(%)." MIA can get a lot in return.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 7, 2015
Both the Dodgers and Diamondbacks reportedly checked in on Fernandez early Monday, however it appears interest has generally increased. Patrick Corbin would likely have to be involved in a deal with Arizona, and the Marlins have been intrigued by Dodgers prospects Corey Seager and Julio Urias in the past.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman notes the Marlins are seeking five or six top players in any deal involving Fernandez.
Marlins said to be seeking "5 or 6" great young players in trade for Jose, one gm says. Many MLB ready too.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 7, 2015
Fernandez has had a notable amount of success in his brief major league career, however it is unlikely any team moves five or six key pieces in exchange for Fernandez.
The asking price is high and that is not likely to change. But if one club decides to overpay for Fernandez, a deal could get done at the Winter Meetings.
Marlins acquire Mike Strong from Brewers
The Marlins announced they acquired lefty pitcher Mike Strong off waivers from the Brewers on Monday.
Strong, 27, pitched to a 7.16 ERA over 16.1 innings with the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate last season. Over 49.2 innings in Double-A, he pitched to a 5.74 ERA.