This week could potentially be huge for the Miami Marlins and their chances to retain star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton long-term.
According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the upcoming days could say a lot about the Marlins future intentions for Stanton and his chances of sticking along for the long haul:
Stanton, who has 117 home runs since breaking in as a rookie in 2010, is projected to make more than $7 million, a significant increase over the $537,000 he earned last season.
The Marlins have stated publicly they are willing to talk a multiyear deal with Stanton. The next few days will give a better indication if that indeed is the case.
Hopefully the Marlins are able to reach an extension with Stanton this week. This is something that will surely excite all Marlins fans if it pans out the right way.
Stanton, Cishek, Dunn file for arbitration | Marlins News
Three prominent Marlins on Tuesday officially filed for salary arbitration. The next step for Giancarlo Stanton, Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn is whether they will sign by the end of the week, or have their 2014 salaries decided at an arbitration hearing.
Heaney named Majors’ No. 1 southpaw prospect | Marlins News
It sounds like Jordany Valdespin, the punchline of a baseball player, is up to his old facepalm-worthy antics. “New year, new me” must not have been one of his 2014 resolutions, considering he had another meltdown. This time in the Dominican Winter League.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Marlins’ rookies keep garnering accolades. After Jose Fernandez earned the Rookie of the Year award in 2013. The Marlins may have another pitcher who will be competing for one when he makes his debut in the big leagues. On Tuesday, Teddy Cahill of MLB.com issued his top-10 prospect list of left-handed pitchers for MLBpipeline.com. Topping the list was Miami Marlins’ very own Andrew Heaney