McKeon doesn’t anticipate big moves
MIAMI — Trade speculation is increasing with the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaching.
Sitting in last place in the NL East, the Marlins are a team being talked about as being involved in major moves. On Friday, manager Jack McKeon echoed what Florida owner Jeffrey Loria said last week when the club was in Chicago. The team isn’t expected to make significant deals.
“On this particular club, I don’t see any guys getting traded,” McKeon said. “Something could happen, but I don’t see it. That’s not my department.”
The player who is receiving the most trade talk is closer Leo Nunez.
At least 3-6 teams are scouting Nunez on a daily basis.
“I don’t think anyone of our guys should have concerns about getting traded,” McKeon said. “The names you see bandied around are maybe the guys who are going good. Probably, the only name I’ve seen is Nunez. I don’t think it bothers him. This is a business. They have no choice if the club wants to trade them.”
— Joe Frisaro