The Miami Marlins have stated once again that Giancarlo Stanton is not on the trading block. The 29 other major league clubs responded by offering to trade for Stanton. No matter how many times the Marlins say it, nobody will believe them until Stanton shows up on opening day in a Marlins uniform. New general manager, Dan Jennings, probably felt he needed to say it out loud to convince himself.
Giancarlo Stanton is not on the trade market. The news is not alarming since there have long been indications that the slugger is a core piece of the Marlins’ rebuilding puzzle. But on Sunday, Marlins general manager Dan Jennings made it public that Stanton will be in right field for Miami in 2014.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 4, 2013
New Marlins general manager Dan Jennings went on the Front Office with Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on Sirius/XM Radio today.
Other predictions by @mlbtraderumors : Nolasco to the Phillies, Uribe to the Marlins and Brian Wilson to the Angels.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) November 4, 2013
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In Marlin Maniac’s countdown of the top 150 Marlins moments, Andy Salgado wrote about the announcement of the Marlins receiving a team as moment #148. Having lived in South Florida at the time, I’ll always remember how excited the media were about the idea of a team in Miami.
Still trying to figure out who Clemente Nunez is for moment 149? Welcome back to The Greatest Marlins Moments. Moment 148 is something a little better known by Marlins fans everywhere. The day is June 10, 1991 and Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent announces that Denver will get a baseball team along with… South Florida!
Today we continue our season grades for the Miami Marlins with a closer look at the Marlins’ bullpen. Pitching was Miami’s main strength all season and the bullpen certainly contributed their part. We will issue grades to a vital cog in that bullpen, and the Marlins’ main set-up man this season. Here is a closer look at Ryan Webb and A.J. Ramos.
Welcome back to The Greatest Marlins Moment! Let’s move on to moment 149. Can you tell me who the first Florida Marlin was? Not Jeff Conine. Not Charles Johnson. Not Charlie Hough. If you said Clemnete Nunez you are a true Marlins fan.
The Miami Marlins last season had the worst catching tandem in all of baseball. Jeff Mathis, Rob Brantly, Miguel Olivo, and Koyie Hill combined to hit for a lowly .192/.249/.280 slash line. The .235 wOBA and -1.8 WAR were the worst in baseball, by far.