The Miami Marlins have insisted they will not trade slugger Giancarlo Stanton, so the team has him under control for at least three more seasons. The Marlins should make signing him to a long term extension their top priority, but if they are unable to do so Stanton becomes a free agent after 2016. At that point, he will be able to choose his next team and according to a report in the Miami Herald, Stanton would love to go to Hollywood and join the Los Angeles Dodgers.
An MLB source who has spent time with Giancarlo Stanton this offseason said he seems increasingly smitten with the Dodgers and the Hollywood lifestyle and part-time owner Magic Johnson and has buddied up with Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp.
Three years ago, on January 4, 2011, shortly after being traded away from the Marlins, Dan Uggla agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves on a five-year contract extension. Previously in the offseason, the Marlins balked at giving the 31-year-old a deal longer than four years. The failed negotiations with the Marlins are what prompted his trade to the Braves.
According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Miami Marlins have nine important questions to answer in the upcoming 2014 season, and here at Fish Stripes, we have been tackling all of them. Today’s question among those nine: how will new addition Garrett Jones handle left-handed pitching?
In the next week or two, it should be full speed ahead for Marlins outfielder Jake Marisnick. The 22-year-old underwent left knee surgery the day after the regular season ended, and he is in the process of building up his running routine.
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Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Moment 85 is not only a great moment in Marlins history, it was a rare moment in baseball history! With moment 85 we are taking you back to August 31, 2005, Jeremy Hermida’s first ever at bat.
While most free agent bats have come off the market at this time, two big names are still awaiting to see what the market holds for them. One of them is Red Sox shortstop, Stephen Drew, who has also drawn interest from the New York Mets.
The Marlins top prospect Jake Marisnick is close to returning from his knee injury last year. Miami Marlins blogger Joe Frisaro had the report. This is what Marisnick had to say about his status.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Today we are looking at a game that took place on June 13, 1997. Yes that did fall on a Friday, so would this game be spooky for the Marlins? For moment 86 we are going to talk about the first ever Interleague game for the Marlins. Oh, and by the way, it was against the defending World Series champions, the New York Yankees.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. The last moment we talked about was Ivan Rodriguez becoming a Marlin. It didn’t take long for Pudge to make an impact. For moment 87 we go back to April 8, 2003 when Pudge broke the team record for most walks in a game.