The Giancarlo Stanton lottery seems to be heating up as of late with trade rumors coming in nearly on a daily basis as this point. For those Marlins fans still holding out hope that the team will keep Stanton and build around him, Peter Gammons offered up an encouraging nugget on twitter saying that team is “not interested” in trading.
With the team getting off to a dismal 2-10 start, the play on the field has done nothing to decrease the trade rumor frenzy as the media searches for anything interesting regarding the Marlins to report on. Maybe the shoulder injury which sidelined Stanton for the entire three game series this weekend will slow things down on the trade market.
Good news for the Marlins has been in extremely short supply so far this season. But they received some Saturday when an MRI on Giancarlo Stanton’s injured left shoulder revealed no structural damage, and it could be only a matter of days before the All-Star outfielder returns to the lineup.
Other teams may be interested in the Miami Marlins’ best player, star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. But that does not mean that the Marlins are interested in trading him. Numerous parties are apparently ranging from considering their options to readying offers for the player, with the New York Mets interested and the Texas Rangers preparing to offer a trade, but Peter Gammons of MLB Network tweets that the Marlins are still not interested.
For pitcher Kevin Slowey, the disappointment of the Marlins’ 2-1 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday and a 2-10 start was put into perspective.
The Miami Marlins on Saturday signed right-hander David Aardsma to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A New Orleans.
A return to the basics has the Marlins once again focused on building around pitching and defense.
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Miami Marlins fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief today. It does not appear that the Marlins have any interest in trading superstar Giancarlo Stanton.
It has been obvious since the November fire sale trade that Giancarlo Stanton is not happy with the direction that the Miami Marlins are headed in. He voiced his displeasure in a tweet soon after the deal was consummated
After dropping another series, the Miami Marlins 2013 record now sits at just 2-10. The team is currently 1-5 on their 9 game home stand and have a lot of work to do in order to be a .500 team by the end of the season. As a result of the slow start, the Marlins already see their deficit in the division swelling near double digits.
Last week I asked you guys who you thought the player of the week for the Miami Marlins was for the opening week. The choices included Greg Dobbs, Rob Brantly, Justin Ruggiano, or Donovan Solano? Or will you go with one of the three Marlins pitchers: Ricky Nolasco, Wade LeBlanc, and Jose Fernandez.
The Miami Marlins bullpen is off to an awful start to begin the 2013 season. The Marlins bullpen the team has a 5.79 ERA in the pen and a 4.44 FIP heading into the Marlins three game series finale against the Phillies this afternoon.
What’s up, Maniac Fans? Today, Marlin Maniac got a chance to speak with Marlins prospect Edgar Olmos. Olmos, 23, is a tall lefty who was selected in the third round by the Marlins in the 2008 draft. He has been featured in the Marlins top prospects list two different times as scouts rave about his make up and potential.