Could Redman, Penny be moved?

Updated: November 10, 2003, 8:25 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN Insider
The Florida Marlins won the World Series as a wild card team, with the game's 20th highest payroll, while playing in a football stadium in a town where jai alai typically generates as much interest as baseball. They did it behind a manager born during the Hoover administration and a 23-year-old pitching sensation who won the clincher at Yankee Stadium on three days' rest.

If you think that storyline was far-fetched, here's something even more incredible: This winter, the Marlins actually have high-quality starting pitching to trade.

A.J. Burnett
Burnett
If A.J. Burnett returns from an elbow injury in spring training, Florida will have six bona fide starters. That's a luxury for anyone, but particularly a team that has a slew of arbitration-eligibles and free agents and is trying to keep its budget under control.

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ESPN.com MLB Sr. Writer

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