After inking Giancarlo Stanton to a $325 million dollar extension earlier in the offseason, it looks like the Marlins are still in the market to acquire more top-tier players. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports has reported that the Marlins have reached out to the Tigers about starting pitchers David Price and Rick Porcello.
The talks are not serious at this moment.
Price, acquired by the Tigers in a blockbuster deal on the trade deadline had quite the year in 2014. In a league-high 34 starts, Price was 15-12 with a 3.26 ERA. He also lead the majors in strikeouts (271), innings pitched (248.1) and batters faced (1,009). Price, a four time All-Star and 2012 Cy Young Award winner is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.
Porcello has been a questionable pitcher in the Tigers’ rotation, not finding consistency until this season. The 25 year-old 31 games for the Tigers in 2014, with a 15-13 record and a 3.43 ERA. Porcello, like Price is also eligible for free agency concluding the 2015 season.