Dan Straily / DJ LeMahieu / Los Angeles Dodgers / Miami Marlins / Rich Hill

NL Notes: LeMahieu, Marlins, Straily, Hill

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

Some items from around the Senior Circuit...
The Marlins had some interest in free agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu , The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports , though talks “never got close” between the two sides. It's surprising to see the rebuilding Marlins make a play in any sort of veteran this offseason, though as Rosenthal puts it, Miami saw LeMahieu as an “undervalued asset at potential below-market price.” While it took until early January for LeMahieu to land his two-year, $24MM deal from the Yankees, the second baseman still had a pretty robust market, with multiple teams (including the Giants , Nationals , Dodgers , and Athletics ) showing interest in his services. It stands to reason that several others at least checked in, as the Yankees hadn't been linked to LeMahieu before their deal was announced and Miami was certainly off the radar as a potential candidate. LeMahieu's $24MM total also topped MLBTR's prediction of a two-year, $18MM contract for the free agent second baseman, so...

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