Since the start of the Hot Stove season, the Marlins have stated their top priority is adding starting pitching depth behind their ace, Jose Fernandez. Now a report Tuesday afternoon questions whether Fernandez will be part of Miami's 2016 plans.

Craig Mish of SiriusXM, via Twitter, claimed there is a "growing sentiment around baseball and internally with the Marlins is Jose Fernandez will be traded this offseason." Multiple high-placed sources told that the club is not shopping or intending to shop the 23-year-old, who is one of the most popular players in recent team history.

Whether the Marlins have a change of thinking, and indeed show a willingness to deal the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year Award winner, remains to be seen. Conversations are ongoing with a number of clubs about possible trade scenarios. None are believed to include a major core player like Fernandez.
Perhaps a tempting offer will be presented, but Miami already is short on high-end pitching, and Fernandez will not be a free agent until after the 2018 season. So there is no urgency to move him.