The hours that followed Wednesday’s trading deadline were more interesting for Miami Marlins fans than the trade deadline itself. Shortly after the deadline, a rumor ran rampant that the Pittsburgh Pirates had made “a significant offer” for Marlins star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. The rumor was shortly thereafter shot down by Miami Hearld’s Clark Spencer on Twitter.
New news broke on this story on Thursday, as Josh Baumgard of Page Q Sports uncovered the potential offer that the Pirates presented the Marlins:
According to a source, Pittsburgh offered a collection of elite prospects in addition to Jeff Locke, a left-handed starting pitcher who is 9-3 with a 2.36 ERA this season. The batch of prospects included Jameson Taillon (Double A Pitcher), Gregory Polanco (Double A Outfielder), and Nick Kingham (Double A Pitcher).
It happened so quickly for Tyler Palmer.
A window at his friend Justin Moody’s house shattered as Palmer tried to open it, a piece of glass slicing two nerves in his right arm. Three days from signing a contract with the Marlins with a $600,000 bonus, the feeling in Palmer’s forearm and hand were gone.
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This year’s trade deadline season went quietly, but the Marlins were active in sending one player away. The question remains whether the team was too quiet during a very quiet deadline.
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Yesterday’s trade deadline was one giant wet fart. The Marlins did absolutely nothing, though they apparently came close to trading Placido Polanco to the Yankees.
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He also knows this season could be his last in the majors.
Jake Marisnick went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in Thursday’s 3-0 win over the Mets. Yet the Marlins probably don’t win the game and split the four-game series without him.
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Here at Marlin Maniac:
The trade deadline has come and gone and the Marlins didn’t make any moves. They didn’t trade Steve Cishek, Mike Dunn, Placido Polanco, Ryan Webb, Justin Ruggiano, Chad Qualls, or Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton, of course, is the big fish on the Marlins roster. Teams have repeatedly said that they would give everything they had, just so they could get their hands on him. Over the past couple of months, we have been hearing so many rumors of teams going after Stanton, each with the same ending.
After picking up a close 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday evening, the Miami Marlins will look to split their four game series with the Mets. It won’t be an easy task for the Marlins, as arguably the best pitcher in baseball will be on the mound, in Matt Harvey.
Miami ended the four-game series with the New York Mets with a 3-0 win, successfully splitting the series. Tom Koehler, who, with the help of a sad New York lineup, earned his third win of the season going punch for punch with Matt Harvey.