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Marlins letting league know everyone is up for grabs

Even though the Marlins opened a new ballpark in 2012, Miami executives have let other teams know that virtually everyone on the roster is available in trade talks.

Jose Reyes could call another city home in 2013.
Jose Reyes could call another city home in 2013.
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Despite the fact that the Miami Marlins opened a new ballpark in 2012, it looks like the team is ready to have a firesale. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Marlins have let other teams know that "virtually everyone" is available in trade, and so far, the Marlins are receiving plenty of inquiries.

Before Marlins fans entirely freak out, Nightengale did clarify in subsequent tweets the Giancarlo Stanton is staying put in Miami, and not available.

Still, there are plenty of talented baseball players available in Miami, including shortstop Jose Reyes, outfielder Logan Morrison, and pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buerhle. Miami flirted with the idea of trading Johnson at the 2012 trade deadline, but ultimately decided to hang onto the oft-injured ace.

Whether or not the Marlins receive offers good enough to trade any of the aforementioned players remains to be seen, but with a relatively weak and top heavy free agent class, the Marlins could have plenty of leverage in trade talks.

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