Found November 04, 2013 on
TEAMS: Miami Marlins
Watching mascots get tackled is usually hilarious, but this incident seems to be a bit more serious. Police in Victoria, British Columbia, are considering filing charges against one Western Hockey League spectator after the fan body slammed Victoria Royals mascot Marty the Marmot to the ice during a game of musical chairs, according to Island Sports News. The altercation occurred when Marty playfully pushed one of the inflatable seats away from an adult male contestant and toward a younger female contestant during the second intermission festivities. The man was not amused, and he responded by picking up the mascot and slamming him to the ice before leaving the rink to a chorus of boos. Marty is apparently a pretty big deal around Victoria, having beat out fellow mascots from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, minor leagues and college sports to win’s “Favorite Mascot of the Year” award back in August. He won’t be on the shelf for long, as the Royals announced on their Facebo...

Marlins' Jose Fernandez named finalist for NL Cy Young, ROY

After a spectacular rookie season, Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez was named a finalist for National League Rookie of the Year and NL Cy Young honors on Tuesday night. Fernandez went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA in 28 starts before being shut down with an innings limit in mid-September. He recorded the second-lowest ERA in the majors. During 10 second-half starts, Fernandez went 7-1...

Giancarlo Stanton ‘Not Available’ in Trade, Will Be Marlins’ Building Block, According to GM Dan Jennings

Just because you wish and wish and wish doesn’t mean something is going to come true. Teams are discovering that harsh reality when it comes to prized slugger Giancarlo Stanton, whom the Marlins apparently have no intention of trading away this winter or at any point in the foreseeable future. “Mr. Stanton is not available,” Marlins general manager Dan Jennings said during...

2013 Offseason Primer: Miami Marlins

The Marlins won the winter following the 2011 season. Last winter, they clearly did not, trading nearly every player of consequence on their team between the All-Star Break and Christmas. This winter, the Marlins seem to have more of a plan in place. They've got a young core, and there's really only one player on their team that will likely draw a lot of interest in the trade...

Marlins Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton not available for trade

One of the most talked about players on the rumor mill is Giancarlo Stanton. Many teams covet the young outfielder and would love to have him on their team. While they would love to have him on their team, it doesn’t sound like Stanton will be traded. On Sirius XM radio, Miami Marlins general manager Dan Jennings told Jim Bowden that Giancarlo Stanton is not available for trade...

Marlins Rumors: Miami has discussed Mark Trumbo, Will Middlebrooks

When discussing the Miami Marlins offseason trade rumors, the first name you hear of is Giancarlo Stanton. As I just wrote, the Marlins are not making Stanton available for trade. The teams offseason plan is to acquire a power hitter and have two guys they are monitoring. The Marlins have discussed both Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks and Angels first baseman/outfielder Mark...

Are the Miami Marlins interested in a potential Will Middlebrooks trade

Scott Levesque (@scottlevesque) Managing Editor There's always a wild card trade in the offseason and this year that trade could circulate around Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks was the subject of numerous trade rumors towards the end of the 2013 trade deadline, but the Red Sox were steadfast in their denial of moving the young third baseman. Perhaps...

Are Sox Setting Sights On Giancarlo Stanton?

(Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)Scott Lauber of The Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox may be poised to make a bold move in an effort to defend their 2013 World Series crown. With a bevy of top and middle-range prospects in their organization, Boston may pursue a deal with the Miami Marlins for 24-year old slugger Giancarlo Stanton. With potential losses of four free agents—most...
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