After it was reported last month that the Marlins and Dee Gordon had begun negotiations on a contract extension, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the two sides are “making progress.” In fact, the Marlins met with Gordon’s representatives at the Winter Meetings in Nashville on Monday.
Acquired from the Dodgers last winter, Gordon is coming off a fantastic season in which he batted .333/.359/.418 over 145 games while playing excellent defense at second base. He won the National League batting crown and led the league with 205 hits while his 58 steals were tops in the majors. He’s in a great position to negotiate this winter.
There’s not necessarily a rush to get something done, as Gordon is under team control through 2018. The 27-year-old made $2.5 million in 2015 and is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.