Originally written on Crown Crazed  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Kansas City Royals may have interest in acquiring 28 year-old starting pitcher Josh Johnson from the Maimi Marlins. The righty may be the next piece dealt away by the Marlins, who have already traded SP Anibal Sanchez, INF Omar Infante and 3B Hanley Ramirez. The Marlins dropped $191 million on three "elite" free agents in the off-season, SS Jose Reyes, SP Mark Buehrle , CL Heath Bell. For the investment, the Marlins currently find themselves in 4th place (of 5) in the National League East division at 45-53,13.5 games behind the Washington Nationals. The Marlins Ace will require a very high price from a potential Marlins trade partner: An official of one club that spoke with the Marlins' brass told the Daily Rumble on Wednesday that he would estimate the odds Johnson stays in Miami at "95 percent." This, that official said, is not Wayne Huizenga's Marlins. And what's transpiring now is not a fire sale. I...
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