The Miami Marlins are in sell-now mode. On the market to be sold to the highest bidder, Miami might very well look to move some of its veterans between now and the July 31st trade deadline.
While most of the talk has surrounded members of the team’s pitching staff, at least three other squads have inquired about former All-Star infielder Dee Gordon.
“The Angels, Blue Jays and Royals are the three teams that have at least mentioned Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon,” Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports recently reported. “The Angels have been having trouble at second base and are looking, the Jays have lost Devon Travis to injury and the Royals have long been enamored with Gordon. The three teams have other needs, as well, so it’s unclear what the chances for a deal are.”
Gordon, 29, is having a bounce-back season after being suspended 80 games during the 2016 campaign for violating MLB’s PED policy. He’s hitting .295 with a .342 on-base percentage and has scored 53 runs in 85 games. Remember, the veteran posted a league-best .333 mark while topping the NL with 58 stolen bases back in 2015.
Signed through 2020 with a team option for 2021, Gordon would be a long-term solution for any team looking to make a move for him.
In terms of short-term impact, Kansas City is in the midst of a stellar run in the American League Central and might very well be looking to buy. It has posted an 18-9 record since starting the season eight games under .500. Neither the Jays or Angels are in the thick of the playoff race, so their interest is likely more over the long term.