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The Seattle Mariners and Miami Marlins have had discussions about a trade that would send outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to Seattle, but one source told FOXSports.com that a deal appears doubtful at this point.
After failing to sign free agent Josh Hamilton, the Mariners still are looking for a big bat to help what was the American League’s worst offense in 2012. The Mariners traded for Kendrys Morales and signed veteran outfielders Jason Bay and Raul Ibañez. But they need more run production for the middle of their lineup.
The Mariners have the sort of young pitching depth that could entice the Marlins to part with Stanton, a powerful right-handed slugger. Stanton has hit 93 career home runs and turned 23 years old in November. Of all players to debut after 1965, he has the second most home runs through his age 22 season; only Alex Rodriguez (106) has more, according to research through Baseball-Reference.com.
Marlins assistant general manager Dan Jennings recently told Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio th
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The Marlins have said they aren’t shopping Giancarlo Stanton, but that hasn’t stopped teams from asking about the star outfielder.
The Seattle Mariners have discussed a possible deal with Miami for Stanton, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Morosi mentioned that Seattle’s pitching prospects could interest the Marlins.
The Mariners have RHP Taijuan Walker, LHP Danny Hultzen...
The Miami Marlins have said they’re willing to listen to offers on outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, and the Seattle Mariners have reached
out regarding the slugger, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
Mariners have contacted Marlins about Giancarlo Stanton, but one source I talked with doubts a trade will occur.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 1, 2013
Despite all the denials, Andre Ethier‘s name continues to come up in trade rumors, and given what I’ve heard, I don’t think it’s just noise. The latest has him heading to the Mariners, and it’s via ESPN‘s Jason Churchill (1, 2, 3).
Hearing Mariners have progressed in trade talks for a hitter. Indications it’s Ethier. Multiple players involved.
@nbynwms very possible...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Even More Javier Vazquez Baseball Coverage, Crazy!
2. Action GIF: Javier Vazquez’s Curveball
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Puerto Rican League
Even More Javier Vazquez Baseball Coverage, Crazy!
Since last week’s update of the Puerto Rican League leaderboards, former major-league pitcher and potentially...
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The Red Sox could use some starting pitching. Javier Vazquez is mulling a comeback and prefers to play on the east coast. It’s a match made in Heaven, no?
According to an industry source, the Red Sox are...
The Mariners continue to search for offense, and Javier Vazquez ponders a return to the majors.
It’s been reported that the Miami Marlins are willing to
listen to trade offers on right fielder Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, and
there’s been “lots of interest” expressed in the young slugger, according to
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, sources tell Rosenthal to all but rule
out a deal, adding that the chances of a Stanton trade are “as close to zero as...
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