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Marlins Morning News: Buzz surrounding Ozuna

Marcell Ozuna’s name is being tossed around in a number of trade scenarios, some of which could greatly benefit Miami. Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich.

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Marlins News

Miami’s main goal this winter is to piece together a competitive rotation and add depth at that position. To achieve this, the Marlins are open to discussing trading Marcell Ozuna with other teams. Perhaps they should talk to the Cardinals.

The Rays could also be a good trade partner as Jake Odorizzi might be exactly what Miami is looking for in terms of controllable talent, and Ozuna could be the missing piece for Tampa Bay.

While Ozuna is a Marlins outfielder who could possibly be traded this off-season, Giancarlo Stanton will probably not be.

Christian Yelich has become the seventh different Marlin to win a Silver Slugger award.

Another way to improve the rotation, of course, is through free agency, and Jason Hammel could be a player the Marlins target in the next few months.

Livan Hernandez was not included in this ultimate Marlins 25-man roster, but who was?

Around the League

Jose Abreu of the White Sox has opted out of his contract, leaving $34 million on the table, to become arbitration-eligible instead.

The Nationals have inquired about the availability of Chris Sale.

Potential Marlins target Jeremy Hellickson has accepted the $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Phillies, taking him off the market.

Corey Seager was crowned the National League Rookie of the Year last night, beating Dodgers teammate Kenta Maeda to the trophy.

The Phillies have acquired veteran Howie Kendrick from the Dodgers for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney.

Japanese phenom Shohei Otani hit a baseball out of a stadium over the weekend. That stadium happened to be the Tokyo Dome.