From the NY Post:
Several media outlets are reporting that the Marlins are ready to start selling off some of their players -- Dan Uggla, Jorge Cantu, Cody Ross and Jeremy Hermida are supposedly available for the right price.
After an 11-1 start the Marlins have dropped back to 27-30, good enough for fourth in the NL East. I do feel bad for all those fans of the Cubs, Indians and countless other franchises, who have watched their team not win a World Series for many, many years. But the Marlins, whose organization is a part-time chop shop, have won two championships in 15 years of existence.
If this is true, the Mets may be able to benefit if Florida is willing to trade within the division. The name that stands out is Jorge Cantu, the Marlins' 1st baseman. New York has been in dire need of one since Carlos Delgado went down with a bad hip. Acquiring Cantu would allow the Mets to sit Daniel Murphy, whose bat has faltered as of late. To his credit though, Murphy has done well defensively at 1st base.
Of course, Florida would want prospects back for any of their players. The Mets have Fernando Martinez and Jon Niese to give up, but I'm not sure they would want to part with either. Alas, they need another bat.
Uggla would probably not be an option. Luis Castillo is having a great year at second. And Ross & Hermida would crowd an adequately fielded outfield.
--It was Conan O'Brien's first week as the host of 'The Tonight Show', and he was back to his old, hilarious self. In honor of the move, here's Conan's favorite skit he did from hosting Late Night. It's "Old-Time Baseball", which takes place right here in Long Island.