Ricky Nolasco's season ended Sunday. So perhaps did his tenure with the Marlins Get your Marlins Tickets now!.

A source who spoke with a Marlins front office member after Nolasco's latest disheartening start said the club will give serious thought to trading him this offseason. Despite their need for starting pitching, the Marlins' exasperation level with Nolasco appears to be red-lining.

Sunday, he gave up seven runs (six earned) on nine hits over two-plus innings in the Brewers' series-sweeping 9-5 win at Miller Park. Nolasco's ERA ballooned from 3.72 to 4.67 thanks to a season-ending, eight-start stretch in which he went 1-4 with an 8.18 ERA and 64 hits allowed in 44 innings.

The source said some in the front office are advocating a trade, convinced Nolasco's determination to be more than a .500 pitcher isn't commensurate with his stuff. Manager Jack McKeon has openly questioned whether Nolasco wants to be better than a run-of-the-mill starter.