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Trade rumors continue to hover over JJ, Marlins

Trade rumors continue to hover over JJ, Marlins

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Trade rumors continue to hover over JJ, Marlins
MIAMI -- The Marlins have already made two major moves in a week. So the question remains: Are more deals set to come before Tuesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline?

Manager Ozzie Guillen said he met with team officials on Friday, and nothing about trades was mentioned.

There is widespread speculation surrounding Josh Johnson, who is scheduled to pitch on Sunday in the series finale with the Padres.

The Marlins are fielding calls on Johnson, but will only move their ace for a substantial package of big-league-ready players. The Rangers, Angels, Blue Jays, Dodgers and Orioles all have been mentioned, with Texas making the strongest push.

The Rangers have had strong interest in Johnson for a few seasons, while their American League West rivals, the Angels, are likely out of the Johnson sweepstakes after trading for Zack Greinke on Friday.

"It will be JJ. The next day, it will be Carlos [Lee]," Guillen said of the trade rumors. "Every day it's going to be on and on and on and on. That's the way baseball is. They like JJ because he pitched well. If JJ had a bad outing, they'd be, 'Don't talk about JJ.'"

Guillen says the Trade Deadline is good for baseball.

"The Trade Deadline keeps baseball alive," the manager said. "Because this time, baseball gets boring. The Trade Deadline, it's like, 'Let's talk about baseball because football is coming, basketball is coming.' That's the good thing about baseball, the Trade Deadline. Everybody is talking about baseball, talking about trades."

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