LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. - After what happened a year ago ó that 12-player blockbuster which helped them head south in the standings ó would the Blue Jays ever talk trade with the Miami Marlins again?
Apparently so, as the Jays have asked the Marlins about the availability of Logan Morrison.
Toronto is one of six teams to inquire about the Marlins the first baseman, who hit .242 with six homers, 36 RBIs and a .709 OPS this season. Morrison, 26, started 78 games at first and is eligible for salary arbitration next year.
The Jays mentioned DH-first baseman Adam Lind as part of trade talks. The Marlins said Lind was not a good fit for them, no matter the package.
The Tampa Bay Rays are also in need of a first baseman since James Loney is looking for a three-year, $27 million US deal.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for a help as well, since free-agent Justin Morneau headed to the Colorado Rockies. Lind earns $7 million next season, which is too rich for the Pirates blood, although Pittsburgh may have an excess in starting pitching.
And the Seattle Mariners may need a DH if either Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales donít return.