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Miami Marlins morning news: Price on Marcell Ozuna remains high

The Marlins are asking for a top starter in exchange for Ozuna. Plus notes on Edwin Jackson and Cliff Lee.

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Marlins News

Miami has been receiving calls from teams interested in Marcell Ozuna, but the club would only move him if it is "blown away", according to's Joe Frisaro.

Is there a chance the Marlins acquire a pitcher in exchange for Ozuna? Yes, but the organization might not be open to moving him.

Gary Sheffield's Hall of Fame support dropped while Luis Castillo and Mike Lowell did not receive any votes in their first season of eligibility.

The Marlins are close to signing Edwin Jackson to a major league deal, but details of the contract have yet to be revealed.

Miami has several young starters who would likely benefit from having Jackson on the roster as either a long reliever or a starter.

Mike Piazza, who was briefly a Marlin, was voted into the Hall of Fame.

Scott Boras is still under the impression the Marlins will not trade Jose Fernandez.

Cliff Lee is available and could prove to be a valuable addition to the Marlins' pitching staff.

Would the Marlins be improving by moving Marcell Ozuna?

Around the League

San Francisco signed Denard Span to a three-year deal.

Milwaukee signed Chris Carter to a one-year deal.

Washington is still hoping to add a catcher this winter.

Kelly Johnson will head back to Atlanta with a one-year contract.

At Fish Stripes

-Miami Marlins morning news: No Marlins enter Hall of Fame - Fish Stripes

Luis Castillo, Mike Lowell, and Gary Sheffield all failed to earn enough votes to enter Cooperstown in 2016.

-Miami Marlins could receive Chi Chi Gonzalez in Marcell Ozuna trade with Rangers - Fish Stripes

The Texas Rangers have discussed trading for Marcell Ozuna, and Gonzalez is a name that has come up during the negotiations with the Marlins.

-Marcell Ozuna rumors: Marlins pursuing ineffective starting pitchers from Rangers - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are interested in Chi Chi Gonzalez and Nick Martinez for their starting pitcher returns from the Texas Rangers. These two are oddly ineffective choices for a trade return.

-Miami Marlins would place Derek Dietrich in left field if Marcell Ozuna gets traded - Fish Stripes

If the Marlins decide to move Ozuna, Derek Dietrich would likely receive most of the playing time in left field.