Miami Marlins: Will Carlos Lee Be Leaving South Beach?

Zak SchmollAnalyst IAugust 31, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26:  Carlos Lee #45 of the Miami Marlins bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 26, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Marlins won 6-2.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Carlos Lee could possibly be on the move again this season, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. He is reporting that the right-handed veteran is receiving trade interest, but he did not mention what teams might be interested.

It is a little bit hard to guess if Lee will actually have to find another new home this season.

According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors, Lee can block trades to 14 different teams. When you consider that he currently plays for the Miami Marlins, there are 15 total teams that he can't be traded to. That is half of Major League Baseball.

It is somewhat hard to make a deal that everyone likes when there are so few potential partners.

On top of that, it is somewhat difficult to see what type of role Lee would actually fit into. Obviously, he plays mainly first base right now, and he could play DH in the American League. That being said, when you look at the rosters of many of the contending teams, they are pretty set at both of those positions.

You have to assume that he would not approve a trade that would leave him sitting on the bench, and I really can't say that I blame him. However, if my assumption is correct, that limits the field of potential trade partners even more.

Carlos Lee is reported to be drawing interest, but it is difficult to see him moving due to all of the difficult variables that are around the situation.


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