Miami Marlins: Logan Morrison could be dealt next

November 14, 2012 – 10:04 pm by Ryan Phillips

After pulling off one of the most shocking trades in recent baseball memory, the Miami Marlins are apparently not done shedding payroll. After shipping Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio and John Baker to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Marlins are reportedly looking to trade outfielder Logan Morrison as well.

The Marlins are looking to move both starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco and Morrison, but it’s more likely that the 25-year-old outfielder gets shipped away. He could probably be moved for a lot less than Nolasco, since he’s coming off of a disappointing season. Morrison also made just $480,000 in 2012 and he is not yet eligible for arbitration.

Morrison had a solid year in 2011, hitting .247 with 23 home runs and 72 RBI. His OPS of .798 was average, but he played in 123 games and it was a solid showing for his first season in the big leagues.

But the Kansas City native underachieved in 2012, as he played in 93 games and hit just .230 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI. His OPS was just .707, and his on-base percentage was .308.

Still, Morrison clearly has talent and if a franchise is willing to deal with the quirks of his “colorful” personality, he would be well worth the risk. If he can be landed cheaply, that would be even better.

Morrison’s antics on Twitter have upset Marlins management before and may have led to his inexplicable demotion to Triple-A in the middle of his solid 2011 season. But if teams only care about performance and talent, there’s a good chance Miami will find a buyer for Morrison quickly.

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  1. 8 Responses to “Miami Marlins: Logan Morrison could be dealt next”

  2. Although a marlin fan….wish both Morrison and Nolasco be traded for their own mental stability..Who can perform under the Loria, Samson, Beinfest mafia. Miami fans should boycott the stadium and have the marlins reduce the tickets minimum 50%

    By co.tarafa on Nov 15, 2012

  3. I live in Miami and I can honestly (and proudly) say that I have never gone to a baseball game. The constant trading of anything worth watching on that team simply makes it impossible to even root for them. Clearly, this buffoon owner only cares about one thing: his money. He is not in it for the fans or for even respect to the game. Pathetic.

    By marlins.suck on Nov 15, 2012

  4. Loria, you should go….next to your kids samson, beinfest and the rest of the make believe people that works for you in the office.
    we need somebody that loves the sport for the sport, not only for the money. we need competent people managing at the top, not some, like your son in law/clown samson, makes me sick every time i see him on tv doing anything other than his job (what is it again???)….
    dismantling wont change the outcome for next season, the change has to come from the top, starting with you.
    my 9 year old son could have made a better choice when choosing who to replace.
    how can you replace reyes,one of the best posicion players we had with that escobar moron???dont you remember the “maricon” on the eye black last season?,or buehrle, the best pitcher we had who just got another golden glove?????
    what do you got from toronto that could do better than any of the players you got rid off??
    me and my family where at marlins park for manny games las season, we are not giving you our money anymore.
    i hope more people do the same.
    you dismantle the franchise, change its name, move the most representative players ( cody ross, cabrera,johnson,uggla,infante,reyes etc etc etc….players that right now are the best on the league.
    u suck!

    By loria sucks the big 1 on Nov 15, 2012

  5. Im a cuban that left his country to watch and care about Miami ball, now i am getting on a raft and going back the same way i come in…..

    By Angela on Nov 15, 2012

  6. The Marlins are the farm team for other teams just like the Royals. No one cares about them, they have a decent ball park but who wants to go sit and watch a team wearing orange jerseys do nothing? Who cares what they do…they’re irrelevant and a joke. Any free agent that signs with them will be a joke.

    By King Lamar on Nov 15, 2012

  7. Marlins just got rid of the best players on the team only peolple we got are Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Ruggiano.Thats all no pitching and no hitting except Justin and Stanton. And dont count on Ricky or Logan to be back next season. they are proboly be last in the division and win only 50 games.

    By Loria sucks on Nov 15, 2012

  8. Great article, however I recommend you to read more about Miami

    By Lucy on Nov 19, 2012

  9. Not that anyone bothers to get their facts right when covering the Marlins, but John Buck was the one traded. John Baker was traded to Padres back in 2011.

    By Eric on Nov 21, 2012

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