As expected and merited, Giancarlo Stanton was named as a reserve on the National League All Star roster after finishing in fourth place among outfielders in the fan voting. Stanton leads the league in both home runs and RBI, as well as being the main draw for the made for TV Home Run Derby event. Fellow Miami Marlin Casey McGehee also has an opportunity to make the team via the Final Vote where fans select the final member of the All Star team.
Giancarlo Stanton will be the lone Miami Marlins representative at the All-Star Game as announced Sunday night. Stanton, who leads the National League in home runs (21) and RBI (62) and ranks in the top 10 for average (.308), was named an All-Star reserve for the second time. In 2012, he was unable to participate in both the Home Run Derby and Midsummer Classic because of arthroscopic knee surgery.
Warning! My All-Star teams are a mish-mosh of conflicting agendas, just like the actual selections will be. I like fresh faces as well as big names. I like players with game-changing skills. And – forgive me, Internet police, for I am about to sin – I also like players with compelling narratives.
he 2014 All-Star Game Final Vote balloting program will determine the final All-Star player in each league. Please select one player from each league. Players were nominated by the 2014 All-Star Game managers, in conjunction with Major League Baseball. For more information, learn about the Final Vote ballot. The Final Vote will end at 4 pm ET on Thursday, July 10.
He’s 36 years old now, and his best baseball days are far behind him. But there Brad Penny was Wednesday night, standing on the mound again, wearing a Jupiter Hammerheads uniform in the quiet of a Class A game in Roger Dean Stadium.
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With Jose Fernandez out for the season due to Tommy John surgery, the Miami Marlins rotation has not been what it had been advertised to be coming into the 2014 season. Since Fernandez went down, they’ve seen their rotation battle a number of up and downs, with Henderson Alvarez only delivering any consistency.
The 2014 National League All-Star starters were announced this evening, and Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton didn’t make the cut. While Stanton is poised to join NL captain Troy Tulowitzki in the Home Run Derby, he failed to match the votes Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Gomez and Yasiel Puig received. He finished fourth in fan voting, nearly 500k votes behind Puig, and will likely serve as the team’s designated hitter. This is Stanton’s first All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.
How did the Marlins end their series in St. Louis? Welcome to this week’s edition of The Good, The Great, and The Offense. The Good, The Great, and The Offense Marlins Recap 7/6/14As always let’s start with the quick recap. The Good: Marlins won 8-4; The Great: Henderson Alvarez; and The Offense: 8 runs and 16 hits. Those are some impressive Good, Great and Offense, so let’s take a closer look.
Second base has been a position of weakness for the Miami Marlins in 2014. This after they signed former shortstop Rafael Furcal to fortify the position in the off-season.
Giancarlo Stanton is in the middle of a major breakout season. He is in the middle of MVP talks as he has kept the Marlins afloat, despite their loss of ace Jose Fernandez.