Miami Marlins superstar right fielder Giancarlo Stanton recently stripped down for the ESPN The Magazine 2013 Body Issue. In the magazine, Stanton shows off his body and also does an interview with the magazine, talking about how he takes care of his body.
Of course, talking about Stanton’s appearance in the magazine won’t do it any justice. I have to let @BoobiesNStanton, better known for the site Strip Club with Stanton, and his tweet show you what you are missing if you don’t plan on buying the magazine:
What’s funny is, if you took a picture of me when I saw this picture, it’d look eerily similar… pic.twitter.com/RrmX1kAjEI
— StripClubWithStanton (@BoobiesNStanton) July 9, 2013
Don’t think it could have been said any better.
Stanton downplays being bypassed for Derby | Marlins News
In an injury-marred first half, Stanton hasn’t posted All-Star-worthy numbers, but his power presence remains one of the best in the game. That’s why the Marlins were quietly hopeful the 23-year-old slugger would be selected to the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby, set for next Monday at Citi Field.
The Marlins set a team bullpen record for consecutive batters retired — 24 — but it all came apart when Chris Hatcher got knocked around by the Braves in the 14th.
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The Miami Marlins completed a recent trade that sent away one of the better pitchers available for trade for pennies on the dollar. Why did the Fish get so little in return? Money, dear boy.
The Marlins and Minimum Payrolls | Fangraphs
Major League Baseball’s attempts to narrow the gap between franchises has resulted in an incentive system. While other leagues have salary caps and floors, Major League Baseball has instituted a system of luxury taxes (to bring down the highest payrolls) and revenue sharing (to bring up the lowest ones). As I noted in a piece for ESPN The Magazine this spring, the system has been pretty effective too, as we are currently experiencing an age of parity unlike any time in MLB history.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Trading Ricky Nolasco was more than just what it seemed to be on the surface, a struggling cellar-dweller selling an asset, a reliable starter to a flawed but wealthy big city, big market “all star” team. It was actually the end of an era. Nolasco is after all the team’s all time win leader, strike out leader and has the most starts in team history, but all of this is born from typical Marlin uncertainty and instability.
We are just over half way through the season, that means its time for the usual midseason top prospect lists to start coming out. Baseball America released their Midseason Top 50 List earlier this morning and there were two familar faces on there.
Juan Pierre has gone 2 for his last 24 since his 14 game hitting streak ended on June 20th and Justin Ruggiano has collected just 3 hits in his last 24 at bats. For the season, the team has a wOBA of just .272, the worst mark in the majors. The Marlins are not getting much out of their current crop of left fielders and a change maybe necesary soon.
Justin Ruggiano‘s name has surfaced on the trade market and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers have expressed interest in the right handed outfielder.
The annual pre-All Star game Home Run is one week from tonight and Giancarlo Stanton will not be taking part for the National League. National League captain David Wright who will be starting for the Senior Circuit team in his home ballpark next Tuesday, chose the Phenom Bryce Harper as well as two teammates from Colorado Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer…wait what?
Kevin Slowey took the mound for Miami in place of the departed Ricky Nolasco, and managed five scoreless innings before being pinch-hit for in the fifth. From there, the bullpen took over and put on a brilliant performance, marred only by Chris Hatcher’s inning-14 implosion. The Braves piled six runs on Hatcher’s watch, and ran away with the game by a score of 1-7.
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I’m experiencing déjà-vu I swear I was just here a week ago. Oh wait! I was. Only this time the scenery is better. Tonight’s game features Atlanta’s Teheran vs Miami’s H, Alvarez. After staying up late last night and having to endure a crushing loss at the hands of my most hated rival the Braves announcers are going to annoy me even more tonight. You have been warned.