MIAMI — In what has turned out to be another disappointing season for the Miami Marlins, they have begun their annual firesale, in which they jettison proven talent for prospects, who, when they develop, will also likely be traded. The sale got underway when setup man David Phelps was dealt to the Mariners in exchange for four prospects, and it appears closer A.J. Ramos may be on his way out as well.
Perhaps the most interesting trade piece the team has is Marlins Man, the team’s superfan. A source has indicated to clemocks.com that while the Marlins are not dead set on trading Marlins Man, they are willing to hear offers. A team exec indicated that for the right mix of prospects and position players, the team would be willing to move on from Marlins Man.
“He has had a great run here in Miami, and we would love to keep him, but we need to do whats right for our franchise” said the source, who prefers to remain anonymous.
Marlins Man is in the first year of a new, long-term deal, which makes it the perfect time trade him. Amongst the teams who have shown interest in acquiring the notorious fan were the Tampa Bay Rays, saying that fans are something their team has been lacking for sometime.