The Miami Marlins find themselves in an interesting position heading into this winter.
They are undeniably one of the worst teams in baseball, and most of their most effective players are entering the latter half of their 20s, making these players potentially expendable in the trade market.
However, the Marlins are said to have serious interest in former White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network:
The Marlins are said to like Jose Abreu very much. However, the loss of a draft pick that would come with an Abreu signing is a big consideration for a team like the Marlins. Easier to see Abreu winding up back with the White Sox.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 13, 2019
As Heyman alludes to, the White Sox submitted the qualifying offer to Abreu, meaning any other team that would sign him would lose a draft pick this summer. Naturally, this could ultimately prohibit a team such as the Marlins–who are still in “rebuild” mode–from offering him a contract.