Sept 15, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Chicago White Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis (20) looks on after hitting a fly ball in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The White Sox won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
Rosenthal goes on to note that third basemen, in general, are "scarce." He doesn’t expect San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley or David Wright of the New York Mets to become available. This could leave current Chicago White Sox veteran Kevin Youkilis as the top free agent at the position.
Rosenthal does give Miami credit for being "quite creative," so he could see them moving Bonifacio back to third base and instead targeting an outfielder. Among the options available would be free agent-to-be B.J. Upton and his brother, current Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton.
How should the Marlins fill their void at third?