Samson says all is quiet
Everything is subject to change, but for now, it appears all is quiet on the Marlins’ trade front.
On Thursday night, Marlins president David Samson told Dan LeBatard on 790 The Ticket:
“I don’t think people want to deal with us anymore. We have a low payroll, we win games, and I think people are afraid of getting burned maybe.”
As Friday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline approaches, Samson added no deals are imminent.
“I think our team feels it can [succeed] as is,” Samson said. “We’d like to bring in reinforcements. But we don’t want to be one of those teams that causes themselves to not win 81 games by making foolish deals.”
The Marlins continue to have no interest in trading their top prospect, outfielder Mike Stanton, a 19-year-old slugger at Double-A Jacksonville. Teams also are coveting Double-A first baseman Logan Morrison. Both are pretty much untouchable.
Samson did reveal the Marlins expressed interest in Roy Halladay, but talks immediately stalled when Stanton’s name was attached. Reports say the Blue Jays wanted Stanton and Cameron Maybin.
– Joe Frisaro