Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Giancarlo Stanton won’t return this season


Good morning, Marlin Maniac readers and welcome to Morning Catch, the daily morning news and notes column from about your Miami Marlins.

It was announced yesterday that Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton would not be returning to the field this season.

Following his hamate bone injury on June 26th, speculation rose that Giancarlo Stanton would miss the rest of the season. And until today, the speculation had continued.

Stanton’s absence marked the conclusion of 2015 for many Marlins fans, assuming the Fish couldn’t hop back into the MLB playoff race.

Big G was on pace for 59 homers, more than 140 RBI, and a WAR higher than 7.5. As the clear offensive star for the Marlins, he will for sure be the leader at bat for the Fish in 2016.

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From Around the Web:

Miami Marlins should create platoon situation at first base — Scott Gelman, Fishstripes

Justin Bour is giving the Marlins multiple reasons to believe he can play first base consistently and produce heading into 2015. But if the Marlins want to maximize production next season, a platoon situation would likely be ideal.

Last offseason, it did not appear the Marlins would have to concern themselves with finding a first baseman. The club signed Michael Morse to a two year contract after he thrived with San Francisco last season and was confident he would be able to be a starter for at least a pair of seasons. But that was not the case. (Read More Here)

Marlins’ Prado establishes leadership role with performance, personality — Christina De Nicola, Fox Sports Florida

MIAMI — Finding a C emblazoned on a ballplayer’s jersey is a rare sight compared to other team sports. Baseball treats that leader as such in an honorary capacity.

During the second half of the season, the Miami Marlins have embodied the characteristics and personality of their inspiring figure — third baseman Martin Prado.
The subtle signs come in the form of both words and actions. (Read More Here)

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