The Miami Marlins are apparently scouting Jose Dariel Abreu, taking a look at the slugger after reports said that the team was “not smitten” with him, According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, apparently Miami is also scouting a number of other young talents in an MLB international showcase, so the Fish are not just looking at the big fish in the pond, but all the smaller ones as well.
This seems to be a rare situation for the Marlins as of late. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports recently noted in his latest Full Count video that the Fish have been curiously absent from discussions for top international free agents like Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig, and Alexander Guerrero. The prevailing thought was that, since Miami is a market heavy in Latino population, the addition of top-flight Cuban talent would be a boon to the organization and to its public relations. But the Marlins have only expressed strong interest Chapman and Yoenis Cespedes among the big-name Cuban talents of recent years.
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