The Los Angeles Dodgers are still in discussions with the Miami Marlins over Jose Fernandez, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Morosi reports that no deal is close.
Fernandez has been a hot topic this offseason, though many around baseball are still unsure whether the Marlins are truly serious about dealing the young, star pitcher.
Los Angeles would be a perfect fit for Fernandez, as they have whiffed at pretty much every starting pitching option this offseason, including the likes of Zack Greinke, David Price, Johnny Cueto, and Hisashi Iwakuma.
The Dodgers' rotation lacks any sort of depth following Clayton Kershaw. It is apparent that the team wants another top-of-the-rotation arm to compliment him. Brett Anderson, Hyun-jin Ryu, Alex Wood, and Mike Bolsinger round out the rest of Los Angeles' starting pitchers.
As for the Marlins, the Dodgers do have a lot to offer in a trade, but it remains to be seen whether they would deal any of their top prospects. The Dodgers recently added to their farm system in the three-team Todd Frazier deal, but it still appears that they would have to deal Corey Seager or Julio Urias to get Fernandez.
The 23-year-old Fernandez went 6-1 with a 2.92 ERA and a 79 to 14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 64 2/3 innings pitched. He missed most of the season due to injury. The Cuban, who is the former NL Rookie of the Year, does not become a free agent until after the 2018 season.