Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 10/5/14
MIAMI (AP) -- A year ago, the Miami Marlins went on a shopping spree at the winter meetings and came home with three former All-Stars. Next week in Nashville, Tenn., they'll be in the market for bench help. The Marlins' brief era as big spenders ended when the team with the biggest payroll in franchise history flopped. That prompted the Marlins' latest dismantling, which included a blockbuster sell-off trade with Toronto two weeks ago. The trade left Miami with a projected payroll of about 43 million, which meets owner Jeffrey Loria's budget for 2013. So the team is unlikely to swing any big deals at the meetings that begin Monday. "We'd like to do some more things," president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said Thursday. "We're going to explore some things in Nashville. If something makes sense, we'll move ahead. But are we talking about huge free agents? I'm not sure that's the mode we're in right now." The Ma...
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