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Pirates, Marlins Grumblings

MARLINS: The Marlins are still interested in adding even more third base possibilities, and have had talks with both Dallas McPhearson and Jorge Cantu. From what I am hearing, they are more interested in bringing in Cantu than McPhearson, but remain interested in both. According to one NL executive, the Tigers and Marlins talked briefly about trading Brandon Inge, but the Marlins were only interested if the Tigers would absorb nearly his entire contract. Aside from third base, they are also interested in pitcher Mike Maroth.

PIRATES: The Pirates are interested in signing Johnny Estrada, who was acquired by the Mets earlier this off season, but talks are not very far. As for pitching, they have showed some interest in Matt Clement, but they have not talked since early December.