MLB Rumors: Marlins to play Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees in 2015?

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The 2014 season is near it’s final stretch, meaning most teams are looking ahead to next season. The Miami Marlins are likely to be one of those teams, as they enter the day 11 games out of the division and 5 games out of the second wild card spot with just 22 games remaining.

On top of that, the Marlins have decided to send out two of the lesser starters in baseball the next two day, Brad Penny and Brad Hand, which should be the final nail in the coffin for their season.

As the Marlins look forward to next season, they are likely anticipating what their 2014 schedule may look like. Two potential foes for the Marlins in 2015 could be the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

"Good news for transplanted New Yorkers and New Englanders in South Florida: MLB plans to announce in the coming days that the Marlins will play at home and on the road against both the Yankees and Red Sox next season."

If this report holds true, the Marlins are likely to play a four-game home and home series with both squads, much like they did with both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers.

With the Yanks on their 2015 schedule, the Marlins will be among the first teams to get a chance to see the post-Derek Jeter ERA kick off in New York. The Yanks star short stop is set to retire after the season and the Marlins luckily got to see him for the last time on the field in a Spring Training tuneup.

The inclusion of the Sox on the Marlins schedule could get interesting this off-season with the Giancarlo Stanton situation. The Marlins are likely to make a long-term contract offer to their star right fielder this off-season and things could get interesting from there.

Stanton has not shown that he is ready to forgive the Marlins quite yet for their past transgressions, despite a season that has to be viewed as a great success by many.

If Stanton turns down an extension from the Marlins, it would not be crazy for the Marlins to put their slugger on the market to see what they could potentially get for him on the market. Of course, if he hits the open market, the Red Sox are one of the teams that are better equipped to land the star right fielder.

The scheduling takes an interesting turn if the Marlins do indeed trade Stanton, as he’d make a stop in Miami and see his former squad within the first few months of a trade.

Like usual, the Marlins should also have a series or two against their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays. With three AL East teams already known to be on the Marlins schedule, it should be a given that the Marlins would also be facing the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays.

The O’s lead the AL East currently and are poised for a deep playoff run.

If the Marlins play the Jays, it would mark the first time the team would face Mark Buehlre or Jose Reyes since they were dealt to the Jays in the winter of 2014.

The trade seems like it has been beneficial to the Marlins, as they are still competing for a playoff spot, just two seasons after the trade. The Jays on the other hand are stuck with a couple of bad contracts and are not winning games at the rate they had hoped for when the pulled the trigger.

With the Yanks, Sox, Rays, O’s, and Jays potentially on the Marlins 2015 schedule, which team are you guys most excited to see the Marlins matchup with? Drop a comment and let us know.

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