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Rumor Mill: The Marlins are interested in Allen Craig

The Miami Marlins may be interested in making a deal with the Boston Red Sox for former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Allen Craig.

According to the Miami Herald, The Marlins are looking for a bat to compliment Giancarlo Stanton and the BoSox would like to break up the log jam they have in the outfield which has only been worsened with their recent signing of Hanley Ramirez.

What would the Fish have to give up to land Craig? Probably not much if they're willing to take his entire contract.

Boston has spent more than $180 million on free agents already this off-season and has its eyes on its former ace, John Lester, who has already got a $135-million offer on the table from the Chicago Cubs, according to reports.

The Marlins might be an ideal spot for Craig. He would have a real chance to compete for a starting spot if he's healthy. And he'd be a reasonable gamble for the Marlins because his contract is relatively team-friendly. If he can prove that 2014 was a fluke and he's really the player he was for the balance of his career, the Miami general manager will look like a genius.