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The Miami Marlins have shed just about every star and serious talent on their roster over the last few months.
That has only made 23-year-old power-hitting Giancarlo Stanton stand out all the more.
While the Marlins have said they now want to rebuild around Stanton and incoming prospects, plenty of teams are hoping Miami will choose to deal the youngster instead. Prospects don’t always pan out, but Stanton has already shown that he’ll be a force in Major League Baseball for years to come. He had a .290 average, 37 home runs and 86 RBIs as a rookie last season.
Gordon Edes of ESPN now reports that the Marlins may be willing to give up Stanton, but the price will be steep. Miami wants three top prospects, according to Edes.
The Red Sox have been rumored to be interested in Stanton, who would obviously be a great fit and long-term option for their outfield needs. But Boston’s strength in offseason maneuvering lies in the free agent market, where it has plenty of money to spend, not in ...
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The Miami Marlins continued trade discussions on Tuesday mostly centering around Yunel Escobar who is expected to be moved in the very near future. The shotstop who was acquired in the trade with Toronto could be moved by the end of Tuesday according to some reports. There are a handful of teams involved in the discussions wit the Tampa Bay Rays rumored to be leading the...
Nashville - It’s hard to imagine it being so cold in Miami for the few diehard Marlins fans out there to want skiwear fashion, but the folks at New Era caps have created such a thing. Fresh for the Fall product line, New Era is offering, yes… a Miami Marlins tuque. Get off, you hoser Jeffery Loria!!!
Maury Brown will be reporting daily from the Baseball Winter...
The Winter Meetings are not expected to be anything like 2011 for the Miami Marlins. Last season, Miami stole the show by storming into the meetings and leaving with over a hundred million dollars in contracts committed. The Marlins also tried to land a couple of more big ticket players but missed out. This year it’s all about moving more pieces and maybe signing a few small...
Yunel Escobar's stint with the Miami Marlins is over before it began. Weeks after he was acquired by Miami in a trade that sent five high-priced players to the Toronto Blue Jays, Escobar was traded again Tuesday night. He went to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league middle infielder Derek Dietrich. The trade saves the cost-conscious Marlins $5 million (Escobar...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- All the well-known managers in baseball were stopped by autograph seekers Wednesday afternoon before entering a ballroom where all 30 major league skippers took part in a luncheon with members of the media covering the Winter Meetings. The Miami Marlins' Mike Redmond walked right by the crowd at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort and into the room without...
The Tampa Bay Rays filled a consistent hole at shortstop, picking up Yunel Escobar from the Miami Marlins in exchange for infield prospect Derek Dietrich. Escobar's tenure in Miami was brief, as the Marlins immediately began trying to unload him once they acquired him from the Blue Jays last month in the megadeal that sent Josh Johnson and Jose Reyes (among others) north of the...
Yunel Escobar's stay with the Miami Marlins lasted all of two weeks.
The payroll-slashing Marlins dealt the shortstop and his $5 million salary across Florida to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night for minor league infielder Derek Dietrich.
Escobar's departure lowers the Marlins' projected opening-day payroll to a major league-low $38 million, which includes $4.5 million...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Miami Marlins.
Just days ago, the Marlins put Escobar on the market about a month after he was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays. In exchange for Escobar, the Marlins receive infielder Derek Dietrich.
He has been known...
The Major League Baseball winter meetings have kicked off this week with lots of rumors and speculation circling around the Tampa Bay Rays. National writers have mentioned some possible deals that the Rays may soon find themselves involved in and they’re hard to ignore. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported Monday evening the Rays are in pursuit of shortstop Yunel Escobar from...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Three Notes Regarding the Puerto Rican League
2. Video: Johnny Monell Hitting Home Runs Enthusiastically
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Puerto Rican League
Three Notes Regarding the Puerto Rican League
Javier Vazquez Debuts Again for First Time
As Peter Gammons reported last month would be the case...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails mostly (but not entirely) about things that happened on day two of the Winter Meetings.