Welcome to’s Rumor Buy or Sell. With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, we’ll break down any various trade rumors that come our way.

The Rumor

The Miami Marlins are about to host the 2017 All-Star Game and its associated festivities. The Marlins might use their host privilege to house a fire sale, too — that’s the word from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, anyway.

The Marlins, remember, are up for sale.

(Marlins owner Jeffrey) Loria wants to stay loyal to his executives but still reduce the debt to make the purchase price more appealing, meaning their players will have to depart. It doesn’t matter if your name is Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, AJ Ramos or even Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins are preparing to strip it down for the next ownership group.



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