MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Manager Ozzie Guillen #13 of the Miami Marlins talks with Josh Johnson #55 in the dugout during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on July 23, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Marlins defeated the Atlanta Braves 2-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Joel Sherman of The New York Post spoke with several sources that said they’d "be shocked" if the Marlins don’t trade Johnson. He says the Rangers are viewed as the favorites.
Meanwhile, Jayson Stark of ESPN isn’t so sure the 28-year-old will get moved, at least not this summer. While he believes the Marlins will do "a lot of listening" on Johnson, he expects the right-hander to still be with Miami come August 1.
An executive of another club told Stark that the Marlins are saying they will trade Johnson "only for a package centered around a young, star-caliber player who isn’t arbitration eligible. Stark goes on to speculate which player this could be; someone like a Mike Trout, Stephen Strasburg or Chris Sale.
Will Johnson be traded this summer?