​For St. Louis Cardinals fans, bringing in Christian Yelich or Marcell Ozuna at the trade deadline ​may have felt like a pipe dream the other day.


But now, it's getting serious.


MLB.com's Mark Feinsand is reporting that the Miami Marlins clearly have some interest in a deal based on a recent scouting trip taken by a top executive.

The Marlins reportedly aren't that interested in dealing away one of their top outfielders yet, but under owner Jeffrey Loria - who is still around, ​despite the impending sale of the team - fire sales are somewhat the norm.


It could be his last big middle finger salute to the fans who have been stuck supporting his regime for the past decade and a half.

Yelich and Ozuna are both still young players and potential building blocks for either team. The former won a Silver Slugger award last year, while the latter just competed in his second straight All-Star Game.


The Cardinals are 6.5 games out of the NL Central lead. Without a team emerging from the pack, it may be worthwhile for them to mortgage a future pitching star for an outfield star or two.