Miami Marlins News Links: Giancarlo Stanton the Face of Baseball?


When Derek Jeter retired at the end of last season, there were plenty of questions surrounding who the next face of baseball would be. The last place most people were going to look at was in Miami, with the Miami Marlins, as potentially having that.

Well, $325 million later, Giancarlo Stanton seems to be becoming just that. Giancarlo Stanton is becoming a bigger and bigger national draw, soon he’ll be the second biggest active sports figure, if not already, to the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade.

Stanton’s rise from a project second round pick to a superstar has been a fun one to watch. In all of it, he has remained humble and kept a good head on his shoulders.

Ocean Drive had a glowing article on Giancarlo Stanton on Monday morning and is well worth the read. And ladies, he has some topless photos which a lot of you will love. (You’re welcome).

Marlins News Around the Web:

The Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton on Staying Out of the Tabloids & Finding Mrs. Right | Ocean Drive

With a recently signed $325 million contract, the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton is not only the new face of baseball, he’s its new attitude.

MLB 2015: Miami Marlins Preview, by Josh Gad | Rolling Stone

Josh Gad didn’t grow up a baseball fan – born in South Florida in 1981, he didn’t even have a team to root for until 1993, when the Marlins came to town as an expansion franchise. Since then, he’s witnessed two World Series wins, three fire sales and more “rebuilding years” than he can possibly count.

Marlins Shortstop Hechavarria Strives For More Consistency | CBS Local

It’s no secret that the Miami Marlins have some of the best young players in the majors, but when discussing the team’s bright future the talk usually begins with their outfield.

Final roster decisions loom for Miami Marlins | Miami Herald

Even with a decision looming on whether he’ll survive the Marlins’ final cuts and land a spot on the team’s Opening Day roster, Donovan Solano expects to sleep peacefully Monday night.

Final inning can’t dampen Haren’s spring spirits | Marlins News

One rough inning isn’t going to spoil an otherwise solid Spring Training for Dan Haren. The 34-year-old right-hander isn’t going to fret the fact he was tagged for five runs in the sixth inning on Monday in the Marlins’ 7-1 loss to the Mets at Tradition Field.

Here on Marlin Maniac:

Miami Marlins Spring Training: Stanton caps home run barrage in loss

That became even more apparent on Sunday afternoon when the Marlins star right fielder launched his third spring home run, a two-run blast off Doug Fister in the third inning at the Washington Nationals’ Space Coast Stadium.

Miami Marlins Season Preview: Worst case scenario for Adeiny Hechavarria

We’ve been known around these parts to give Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria plenty of flak.

Miami Marlins News: Henderson Alvarez officially named Opening Day starter

We’ve known it all along but the Miami Marlins made official on Sunday that Henderson Alvarez will start on Opening Day against the Atlanta Braves, April 6 at Marlins Park.

Miami Marlins Spring Training: Monday morning roster moves

Sorry, Miami Marlins fans, but pinch hitter extraordinaire Reed Johnson won’t be your team’s (unnecessary) fifth outfielder in 2015.

Miami Marlins Index: Mets Blow Marlins Out

Dan Haren and the Miami Marlins allowed the New York Mets to have a huge 6th inning, en route to a blow out victory for the Marlins division rivals.

Miami Marlins: Who will grab the final bench spots?

The 2015 season is a week away and the Miami Marlins seem to have their rotation and lineup set. There is still questions on who will be filling what seems like the last two spots on the bench.

Miami Marlins Season Preview: Best case scenario for Adeiny Hechavarria

Yesterday, my co-editor Travis Honeycutt went over the worst case scenario for Miami Marlins short stop Adeiny Hechavarria for the upcoming 2015 season. Travis did not paint a great picture of chances of success for the Marlins short stop, as he has not been as good as the team has advertised him to be in his first two seasons.

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