Report: Marlins asking for top prospects to land Josh Johnson
The Miami Marlins are continuing with their fire sale, seemingly offering a new player every other day. This time, it's right-hand pitcher Josh Johnson who is on the trading block, reports ESPN.com.
But for other clubs to land Johnson, they are basically going to have to give up their farm system.
Several baseball sources told ESPN.com the Marlins are asking for each team's top two or three prospects in every trade scenario involving Johnson. "They're asking for a ton," an American League general manager said.
Reports are that the Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox are interested in dealing for Johnson. Johnson is 6-7 with a 4.14 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season for the Marlins, who begin the day 45-53, good for 4th place in the National League East.