Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – The Miami Marlins’ dream team wishlist continues to expand as the general managers meetings in Milwaukee concluded Wednesday.
According to the Palm Beach Post, the team has contacted 34-year-old free agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt. The former Philadelphia Phillie struggled last season with a 9-10 record on the season with a 3.69 ERA.
In addition to Oswalt, the team has reportedly also made contact with 30-year-old southpaw C.J. Wilson, considered the top pitching prospect in free agency.
But, signing Wilson will cost the team big. Wilson is reportedly seeking a contract of six-years and close to $120 million a season.
Oswalt and Wilson join the list of pitchers and position players the team has already expressed interest in.
The team has made free agent contract offers to shortstop Jose Reyes, starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, and relief pitcher Ryan Madson.
The team has also made a free agent contract offer to first baseman Albert Pujols, but the offer was not considered to be rich enough to be a serious player in the Pujols sweepstakes.
The Marlins may also be interested in trying to acquire Oakland Athletics pitcher Gio Gonzalez. The Hialeah-native is 31-21 in his last two seasons and has a 3.93 career ERA.
He’ll be due a big contract soon and the A’s are not likely to spend big to keep him on the roster.