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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/basebal...-sports-marlins
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According to a major league source, the Marlins recently expressed interest in San Diego Padres outfielder Rondell White.

Sources said the Padres are eager to unload White, who is making $5 million in the last year of his contract. It's unclear what Cabrera's promotion might mean in this context, but his versatility likely keeps White on the Marlins' radar.

Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo, whom the Padres have long coveted, also can be a free agent at season's end. He is making $4.85 million this year and his inclusion in a deal for White would make it payroll neutral.

Padres special assistant Ted Simmons was at Pro Player Stadium for the second consecutive night.

White, 31, returned to the lineup Thursday in Colorado after missing five games with a strained hamstring. He was batting .299 with 11 home runs and 33 RBI.

The Cincinnati Reds, also reported to have interest in Castillo, had a scout at Thursday's game

Mike Berardino can be reached at mberardino@sun-sentinel.com.
 

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I don't think this necessarily bodes well Josh... If Cabrera's going to be playing a lot in left field, why would they invest prospects and money into a guy like White who would be at best a 1/2 year rental platooning out there? Why not just platoon Cabrera with what we've got out there? Unless they're thinking full-time LF for White and moving Cabs to 3B....

If it's just an opportunity to move Castillo's contract, I can understand it. But I would like them to get some young talent too.
 

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Well I never said I supported this trade once I heard Cabs was called-up. NOW I'm hoping Cabs produces sooner rather than later... It isn't expected to come into your first game and go 2-4, or even your 10th game and do that, but I think this is the kind of kid that can do that...

I no longer see this trade going down, unless Cabs does horrible...(I don't see that...)
 

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I Hope we get Rondell, I Know Luis wil be traded. We already have a good lead off hitter and we dont need another one (even thouh i Like Luis better than Pierre). We can use White in our bench and the Padres can really use Castillo....
 

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forget White... Cabs is here.....
 

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I Hope we get Rondell, I Know Luis wil be traded. We already have a good lead off hitter and we dont need another one (even thouh i Like Luis better than Pierre). We can use White in our bench and the Padres can really use Castillo....
its not about lead off hitters, we dont need a lead off hitter, your underrating that 2nd base will be empty, thats a big position to take for someone else besides luis castillo, and that they will probably be really cheap, so experience may be limited
 

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Ramon Vazquez.... his stats arent great, maybe not even good but he is young and cheap.... but we arent getting Rondell so forget it...
 

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I don't know about White...He hasn't had 20+ HR since 1999...If we're going to spend 5-6 mil on someone we might as well make it worthwhile...We need a big time RBI guy to seriously compete...Bring Brian Giles here! :) He's a bargain at $8 mil IMO.
 

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Giles isnt going anywhere unless you 'wow' the Pirates...

i think Rondell's deal is on the back burner for now
 

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i stand corrected....

Giles for Adrian Gonzalez and a pitching prospect? not enough probably
 

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If what you just posted is true, Ramp, if that deal DOESN'T happen, someone in that FO is gonna get slapped!
 

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If what you just posted is true, Ramp, if that deal DOESN'T happen, someone in that FO is gonna get slapped!
that's my idea... not from the article
 

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0o0o0o0o0....

Well, what did they say the Pirates were looking for in the article...?
 

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I am doing other things! lol...

It would be easier to read a slight overview...
 

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