Marlins likely to remain silent through deadline
MIAMI — If the Marlins make a move before the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, it ilikely will be a minor one.
Miami has a high asking price for any of their core players — like Giancarlo Stanton, Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn. None of these three have been openly shopped, and each figures to be part of the team in 2014.
While much of the attention is paid to the non-waiver Trade Deadline, there is a greater chance a couple of Marlins could be moved in August, when deals cans still be completed, but each player must first clear waivers.
Candidates to be moved in August are infielder Placido Polanco, who reportedly could have a fit with the Yankees, if they don’t get Michael Young.
Chad Qualls, Greg Dobbs, Justin Ruggiano and Juan Pierre also could get some interest in the non-waiver period.
Teams have inquired about Ruggiano in recent weeks, but hte outfielder is mired in an 0-for-33 slump, which has hurt his value.
Qualls, a free agent after the season, has value to the club. And Miami is not eager to move the veteran setup reliever.
Dobbs also is a free agent after the season, and he could have value as a left-handed bat off the bench.
Pierre is a fan and organizational favorite, who signed a one-year contract last November. After his playing career is over, he could be a candidate to join the organization in some capacity, perhaps as a coach.
— Joe Frisaro