Gil Meche and the Marlins
Okay, my resistance to trade rumors lasted much of the day, and for that I am proud. It’s time now to eschew pride and bring you the latest.
Don’t get excited: the Marlins are apparently looking at Gil in a potential side deal to replace a departing Burnett in the rotation if they deal him elsewhere.
It does not seem like the Mariners would be anywhere near the frontrunner to land Burnett anyway. The Blue Jays and Orioles are both wisely interested in adding a starter to help them compete this year, and others indicate that what the Florida Fish are really after is a reliever. (It’s surprising that Eddie Guardado isn’t mentioned as a target, but the Marlins apparently love Jorge Julio).
That’s not certain, since Gustavo Chacin is cited as the key to a possible trade with the Blue Jays … but then, nothing is certain in this sort of thing.