Marlins looked to add, not subtract
ATLANTA — Until the deadline passed, the Marlins were looking to upgrade their roster, not part with any core parts.
But in the end, Florida came away with no deals before Sunday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline.
“We were interested in adding to this team, not taking away,” Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. “We were interested in only non-rental players. Players we could keep this year and at a minimum into next year.
“To help this team to just continue to grow, to win games and hopefully build momentum heading into the new building.”
The Marlins will be moving into their 37,000-seat retractable-roof ballpark in 2012, and the core of that team is already on the roster.
Beinfest said the team was presented with a number of new ideas, which could spark further trade discussions in the future.
“There were a number of different things that we got involved in and kind of came our way,” Beinfest said. “It didn’t happen. but that doesn’t mean it will not happen into the future, but it means it didn’t happen before we needed to clear waivers.”
— Joe Frisaro