News and Rumors

Garrett Jones Nearing a Deal With the Marlins

Garrett Jones Nearing a Deal With the Marlins

The Miami Marlins are nearing a two year deal with Garrett Jones, according to Ken Rosenthal.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/409030692736352256

Garrett Jones is nearing a two year deal with the Marlins. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

This deal would almost certainly mean that Logan Morrison is available via trade. Earlier this week I wrote that the first base market is now looking like a buyer's market. I think this set of moves only adds to that. The Marlins weren't considered a team that needed a first baseman, and the swap of Jones for Morrison on the market does nothing to change the quantity of first basemen available. That said, if I had a choice between Morrison and Jones, I would take Morrison.

Jones is coming off a down year at the age of 32 where he had a .708 ...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

News and Rumors

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in News and Rumors

Pittsburgh Pirates Receive Highest Competitive Balance Pick in 2018 Draft

John DrekerNovember 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Dismiss Latin American Scouting Director Rene Gayo

John DrekerNovember 15, 2017

Report: Pirates Have Some Interest in Bringing Back Neil Walker

Tim WilliamsNovember 15, 2017

Josh Bell Named as Rookie of the Year Finalist

John DrekerNovember 6, 2017

Andy Barkett Joins Red Sox Coaching Staff

John DrekerNovember 4, 2017

Pirates Pick Up 2018 Option for Andrew McCutchen; Decline Options for Stewart and LeBlanc

John DrekerNovember 3, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects