47 home runs was my bold prediction for Giancarlo Stanton before the season. That does not seem to have a shot in hell of happening, as Stanton currently sits at 31 with 43 games left on the season.
The number Marlins fans should now be hoping for is 40, with an outside chance of tying or breaking the franchise season record of 42, set by Gary Sheffield.
According to Michael Jong of Fishstripes, going into the game on Tuesday night, Stanton had a 63.6% chance to hit 40 home runs for the first time in his career. His chances of hitting 42 falls down to 26.2%.
With Stanton, all it takes is one hot streak and the percentages don’t matter anymore. His power is that immense.
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The awkward season of Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Fishstripes
Jarrod Saltalamacchia was signed to solidify the catcher position over the next three years. In some ways, he has, and in others, he hasn’t. It’s been an awkward year at the plate and behind it for the veteran catcher.
Fans get chance to cool off Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton in ALS challenge | Fox Sports Florida
Pitchers have been unable to cool down Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton of late, but fans can bid on the chance to do so.
Closer Steve Cishek, who took part in the ALS Ice Bucket phenomenon, recently challenged Stanton.
Miami Marlins: Steve Cishek’s recent success deceiving | Sun-Sentinel
UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford High’s Nick Fuller signs with Miami Marlins | South Coast Today
In 2010, when Nate Lewis first caught Nick Fuller in the bullpen for New Bedford’s American Legion Post 1 team, he sensed something special.
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To get you prepared for the upcoming Marlins, Pirates series that kicks off today, we took some time to visit with Tom Smith, the editor at Rumbunter.com. Rumbunter provides some of the best content around on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is our conversation.
With the 2014 trade deadline now past us, its time for us to take a look at the Marlin Maniac top 10 prospect list for the Miami Marlins, post the trade deadline.
On Tuesday, the Miami Marlins did what many Marlins fans had clamored for a while, they designated Jacob Turner for assignment. On the surface, the move looks fine, as Turner has a 5.98 ERA on the season.
News broke yesterday that the Chicago Cubs had claimed pitcher Jacob Turner off the waiver wire after he had been designated for assignment by the Miami Marlins the day before. The Marlins must now work out a trade with the Cubs or lose Turner without compensation by placing him on irrevocable waivers.
Yet again, a discussion has sparked today centering around the Marlins best positional player, Giancarlo Stanton. This time it is courtesy of Jon Heyman at CBS Sports who is reporting that some in the Marlins’ front office do not believe that they will be able to sign Stanton to a long-term deal.
What does, a marlin, Lion Country Safari, MTV2, and a touchy feely giraffe all have in common? How about this past Sunday’s episode of Off The Bat. On Sunday’s episode Off The Bat took our king of the Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton, to visit some jungle animals. Let’s see how it went.
After a series win against the Cincinnati Reds and a road trip that saw the Miami Marlins go 3-3, the Fish head home to kick off a 9 game homestand over the next 10 days. Miami will start with 3 games against the St. Louis Cardinals, who are currently residing in 2nd place in the N.L. Central with a 62-54 record. This is an important series for the Marlins as the Cardinals are currently in one of the Wild Card slots and are 5.5 games ahead of Miami.