Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/15/12

After pulling off one of the most shocking trades in recent baseball memory, the Miami Marlins are apparently not done shedding payroll. After shipping Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio and John Baker to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Marlins are reportedly looking to trade outfielder Logan Morrison as well. The Marlins are looking to move both starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco and Morrison, but it’s more likely that the 25-year-old outfielder gets shipped away. He could probably be moved for a lot less than Nolasco, since he’s coming off of a disappointing season. Morrison also made just $480,000 in 2012 and he is not yet eligible for arbitration. Morrison had a solid year in 2011, hitting .247 with 23 home runs and 72 RBI. His OPS of .798 was average, but he played in 123 games and it was a solid showing for his first season in the big leagues. But the Kansas City native underachieved in 2012, as he played in 93 games and hit just .230 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI. His OPS was just .707, and his on-base percentage was .308. Still, Morrison clearly has talent and if a franchise is willing to deal with the quirks of his “colorful” personality, he would be well worth the risk. If he can be landed cheaply, that would be even better. Morrison’s antics on Twitter have upset Marlins management before and may have led to his inexplicable demotion to Triple-A in the middle of his solid 2011 season. But if teams only care about performance and talent, there’s a good chance Miami will find a buyer for Morrison quickly.

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