Originally written on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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The Winter Meetings are not expected to be anything like 2011 for the Miami Marlins.  Last season, Miami stole the show by storming into the meetings and leaving with over a hundred million dollars in contracts committed.   The Marlins also tried to land a couple of more big ticket players but missed out.  This year it’s all about moving more pieces and maybe signing a few small additions. On Monday, news started to circulate that Ricky Nolasco has requested a trade from Miami due to his displeasure with the team’s recent blockbuster deal.   Nolasco who has one year left on his deal should have his wishes met if Miami is able to find a suitor willing to take on the remaining money.   In recent weeks, the Marlins have been outspoken about retaining Nolasco as he would lead the 2013 rotation but the veteran right-hander is looking for a new atmosphere and a fresh start elsewhere.   One of his friends on the team, Giancarlo Stanton has openly spoke out against the trade as well.  Stant...
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