“I’ve tried to trade for him at least 10 times,” GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Wednesday afternoon.
Luckily, Larry Beinfest, the Marlins’ president of baseball operations, has rebuffed any offers sent his way. The Phillies are unlikely to land Stanton for two reasons: 1. In division trades for someone of Stanton’s caliber is very rare, and 2. The Phillies cannot matchup with some of the other teams that might be interested if Stanton hits the open market.
Key words there are “if Stanton hits the open market.” The Marlins still have full intentions of offering Stanton an extension after the season, and who knows, maybe the Jose Fernandez excitement can sway Stanton to sign in Miami longterm.
In his season finale, Miami Marlins rookie sensation Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings, hit his first major-league homer and engaged in a standoff with the annoyed Atlanta Braves that cleared both benches and bullpens.
Miami Marlins to open 2014 season at home vs. Rockies | Miami Herald
For those who are already in “next year’’ mode with the Marlins, here’s a little something to whet your appetite. The Marlins will host the Colorado Rockies in the 2014 season opener at Marlins Park on March 31. It will mark the first time the two 1993 expansion clubs square off in a season opener.
In addition to the usual slate of NL matchups, the Marlins will also be hosting three AL West teams, as well as their traditional interleague partner, the Tampa Bay Rays. Making their Marlins Park debuts in 2014 will be the Seattle Mariners (April 18-20), Oakland A’s (June 27-29) and Texas Rangers (Aug. 19-20). The Rays are in town on June 2 and 3.
Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has destroyed anything standing in his way this season.
At just 22 years old, what Fernandez has done during his rookie year is nothing short of historic.
The Miami Marlins are at it again when it comes to deserving Rookie of the Year candidates. In 2003, the Fish debuted Dontrelle Willis. In 2006, it was Hanley Ramirez. In 2009, Chris Coghlan surprised the world by winning the award. This year, the Fish may yet again have the best candidate for the job, as Jose Fernandez has been among the best pitchers in all of baseball, let alone among his rookie peers. Fernandez is in the leaderboard for a number of categories, and his Wins Above Replacement numbers based on multiple metrics all place him near the top of the National League. In any other season, he would be a shoe-in for the award.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
A lot of words have been written throughout the course of this season about Jose Fernandez‘s historic rookie year. Comparisons have been made to all the great rookie seasons on the mound, from Mark Fidrych to Fernando Valenzuela to Doc Gooden.
It’s not often you see a third baseman charge the plate after an opposing home run. That’s just what Chris Johnson did tonight after Jose Fernandez’s first career home run.
The Miami Marlins met the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night in what would be the final start in a memorable season for Marlins rookie starter Jose Fernandez. Before the night was through, Fernandez would add a few more memories to his rookie campaign as he starred on the mound and at the plate.