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While the Marlins haven't publicly expressed interest in gold glover third baseman Eric Chavez, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick answered fans questions as part of the Dodgers mailbag and suggested that while the Dodgers are interested, the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and Florida Marlins could offer Chavez more playing time.
Other teams who have also been in on Chavez include the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners. However, those three teams would not be able to give Chavez as much playing time as the Blue Jays, Indians and Marlins.
If the Marlins are interested, such a signing would have ensure Chavez gets a major league contract since he is working out for teams. Currently, the Marlins are going into Spring Training with the hopes another potential Gold Glover gets the job in prospect Matt Dominguez.
Take: It would be wise for the Marlins to push in signing the six-time Gold Glover considering the fact they've brought aboard Perry Hill, an infield guru. Chavez's signing would be reminiscent of another familiar signing, when they invited Jorge Cantu back in 2008 and he made the club.
It would also beg this thought. Had Dan Uggla remained a Marlin, then Dominguez, while it seems he would still be candidate to play third base, would have likely remained in the minors and began the season in AAA New Orleans.
Chavez could be a mentor to Matt Dominguez in Spring Training and would add some power from the left side, something the Marlins lack.