Rumors, articles, and tweets, all deflated at 4 p.m. this afternoon after facing the grim bore that was the 2013 trade deadline. The Marlins made no moves, and the rest of the league followed suit with very few high impact deals. Throughout the day, Marlin Maniac and the rest of the Miami media outlets traced every rumor down to its root and reported. Giancarlo Stanton was mentioned sometimes, and a couple of others were frisked before the deadline passed.
Joe Frisaro at Fish Pond sums up everything that happened up to the trade deadline, and then the nothing that followed.
This is a silly headline, because it’s very obvious they didn’t accept any offers for Stanton, right? No moves were made. Either way, Clark Spencer recounts the rumor mill Stanton single-handedly fueled.
More details surfaced in the wake of Tino Martinez’s resignment. It turns out, Martinez’s manner was influenced by a handful of players refusing to pick up baseballs. I understand baseball etiquette would prefer proactive shaggers in the cage, but I don’t know how angry I could get about it. Apparently, Tino can get pretty mad about it. Mad about balls.
Chad Qualls’ fall was hilarious and probably one of my favorite moments of the 2013 season. That’s not intended to be a dig at Miami’s poor record and shady front office, it’s just that funny. This article includes three different Qualls falls, and a bonus one from his days in Philadelphia.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Contributor Esteban Bailey posted this slide with five ideas to replace Tino Martinez. A couple former Marlins made the cut.
It seems the Marlins walked into their offices today and it was a normal day, instead of the trade deadline. Well, you know what, it can be both. Editor Ehsan Kassim recaps the big wad of rumors that Miami eventually trashed.
Perhaps Miami’s reputation of being easy about trades is catching up to them, as the Pirates were reported to have made a bold offer for Giancarlo Stanton that made Pirates GM Neal Huntington “uncomfortable.” Ehsan has the story on the juiciest Marlins rumor of the day.