The Miami Marlins are trying to add another starting pitcher to their rotation, but so far, they haven’t had much success. Gio Gonzalez got traded elsewhere — due in part to the lack of major-league ready prospects in the Marlins’ system — and the Marlins haven’t been heavily involved in any other starting pitcher rumors.
But according to Joe Frisaro from MLB.com, the Marlins aren’t interested in some of the pitchers currently on the market:
There are some free agents on the market as well. But Miami has little to no interest in Edwin Jackson and Joe Saunders. If the Marlins can’t obtain another starter by the start of Spring Training, they will see how those already on the roster perform in camp.
If the Marlins don’t go after Jackson or Saunders, who else is left? Well, the Marlins could always make a run at Matt Garza, but he would certainly come at a hefty price. The same could be said for Wandy Rodriguez, Roy Oswalt, or Wade Davis, but those three are probably the only real attractive options left on the trade market.
The Marlins aren’t going to stumble upon a starting pitcher via trade; they’re going to have to give up something of worth to get back a quality starter. As it stands, they may be best off signing a scrapheap starter and hoping for a rebound season, or else starting the season as is.