Giancarlo Stanton is probably the prime trade target in Major League Baseball if judged by the quantity of rumors involving a player. However, do front offices around baseball really think he will be traded and do they think the Marlins should trade their young superstar? Well, SI.com asked around to find the answers.
Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is still more than a month away, but already the rumor mill has begun to hum. No player has generated as much early noise as Miami Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco. The 30-year-old Nolasco is certain to be dealt, for a number of reasons, among them that he is a proven middle-of-the-rotation starter, he is by far the highest-paid player on an infamously miserly, last place club and he is due to become a free agent after the season. Nolasco’s name has been linked with at least a half-dozen suitors, including the Orioles, the Yankees and the entirety of the National League West.
In Marlins’ history, Jeff Mathis technically can be known as Mr. 3000. When the 30-year-old catcher belted his walk-off grand slam on Sunday, the drive to left also reached a franchise milestone.
Giancarlo Stanton is baring all. ESPN The Magazine on Friday revealed the list of athletes who posed nude for their fifth annual The Body Issue, which hits newsstands July 12. Stanton is one of two baseball players among them.
Outfielder Alfredo Silverio, the Marlins’ top Rule 5 draft pick in December, on Wednesday underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow for the second time in 14 months, according to Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest.
SB Nation and Jeep know that baseball can be a dirty job, so they sent one of the best of the business to get his hands dirty at all of the major ballparks. Hall of Famer Wade Boggs first tackles the aquarium at Marlins Park!
The cover of the Marlins’ media guide has images of the team’s past and present. There is a photo of plush Marlins Park, along with a picture of Charlie Hough tossing out the first pitch in club history, and catcher Ivan Rodriguez tagging out J.T. Snow in the 2003 playoffs.
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After a month and 6 blog articles we have finally reached the last few moments of my time at the MLB Fan Cave. I had a lot of fun on this trip, but everything has to come to an end. So without further ado, let’s see how I spent my last hours at the Fan Cave.
San Diego Padres @ Miami Marlins Series Preview: Does Ricky Nolasco to Padres Make Sense?
To preview the series between the Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres, I had an email chat with Dom DiTolla , a staff writer for the San Diego Padres Fansided Site, Chicken Friars. Chicken Friars is one of the best Padres sites on the internet and is a must read for all baseball fans.
With the Miami Marlins seemingly closing in on a trade for long time starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco, I urge you not to discount any prospect that the Marlins get in return. With all the negativity always surrounding the team, something that has gone under the radar as of late has been President Larry Beinfest and GM Michael Hill’s ability to sneak in a throw in prospect that has a chance to make a potential impact on the Marlins roster in the down the road.
Christian Yelich has been selected to play in the Futures Game for the second consecutive season. Whether or not he plays this season is still a question that needs to be answered. Yelich is still a candidate to receive a callup prior to the game on July 14th, despite his current injury situation.
Jacob Turner threw the first complete game of his career, and the team’s first complete game of the season, as the Marlins beat the Padres on Saturday by a score of 7-1. Turner’s performance wasn’t the most dominant complete game one might expect to see – seven hits, seven strikeouts, one run and one walk on 111 pitches – but it got the job done in a big way.
Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 27th: The Gulf Coast Marlins and Batavia Muckdogs were postponed due to rain, the Zephyrs dropped back below .500, the Suns were embarrassed, and the Hammerheads enjoyed a strong offensive showing on Thursday night.