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A-Rod in Game 4 of the ALCS.
“What began as a casual, joking conversation between New York Yankees president Randy Levine and Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria about the possibility of Alex Rodriguez playing for the Marlins may develop into serious trade talks this offseason,” reported Wallace Matthews of ESPN.
After the mega deal with the Blue Jays that nearly wiped Miami’s roster clean of talent, the Marlins will be looking to reshape their franchise.
Giancarlo Stanton, one of the real talents remaining on this roster, was extremely unhappy with the recent trade, and is currently stranded with an organization that frankly has no idea what it’s doing.
Alex Rodriguez could be the solution to making not only Stanton happy, but the fans of Miami happy as well.
The Marlins will be shopping Logan Morrison and Ricky Nolasco this offseason, and, if they’re willing to pick up A-Rod’s contract, would be a trade beneficial to both the Yankees and Marlins.
Morrison has a real chance to be a 40-home run guy in New York with the short porch. His bat and his lively personality could be a perfect replacement for Nick Swisher.
A-Rod’s departure from New York would be a weight lifted off the shoulders of Yankee fans and their organization, and adding Nolasco and Morrison would bolster both their lineup and rotation.