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Marlins 'Willing To Engage' Clubs On Giancarlo Stanton

Aug 17, 2017 9:14 AM

The Miami Marlins are "willing to engage" other teams in trade talks involving Giancarlo Stanton, according to a report.

It was reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday that four clubs had shown some level of interest in Stanton, who has clubbed 44 home runs this season.

There have yet to be any serious trade talks involving Stanton, who is still owed roughly $300 million.

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Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giancarlo Stanton Has Goal Of 61 Home Runs

Aug 17, 2017 9:06 AM

Giancarlo Stanton says he's aiming for 61 home runs and that he finds baseball's statistical history both alluring and tainted.

Stanton had a six-game home run streak end on Wednesday. He has 44 home runs on the season and remains on pace for 61.

"When you grow up watching all the old films of Babe Ruth and [Mickey] Mantle and those guys, 61 has always been that printed number," he said.

Ruth hit a record 60 homers in 1927, and Stanton said he gives that achievement an asterisk because the sport wasn't integrated then. Mantle's teammate Roger Maris broke the record with 61 in 1961.

Barry Bonds set the current record of 73 in 2001 during the steroids era, and Stanton said he also considers that total tainted.

"I do, but at the same time. it doesn't matter," he said. "The record is the record."

Associated Press

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Giancarlo Stanton Clears Waivers, Four Teams Have Inquired

Aug 16, 2017 7:38 AM

Giancarlo Stanton cleared waivers on Sunday, according to multiple sources, meaning that the Miami Marlins can trade him to any team through the end of August.

Stanton is baseball's hottest hitter and clubbed his 44th home run on Tuesday night. He has 10 years and $295 million remaining on his contract.

According to sources, at least four teams have inquired about Stanton and in some negotiations names have been discussed.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giancarlo Stanton Sets Marlins Record With 43rd Home Run

Aug 15, 2017 9:12 AM

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 43rd home run of the season on Monday night as the Miami Marlins took on the San Francisco Giants.

Stanton set a new club record, breaking Gary Sheffield's mark of 42 reached in 1996. He accomplished the feat in Miami's 117th game of the season.

"When you're one homer or one hit away from a record, you don't want to let it linger because then every at-bat is, 'Is he going to do it? Is he going to do it?'" the slugger said. "So luckily I got it out of the way right away, put us on top, and able to finish."

Stanton has homered 22 times in his past 34 games.

Associated Press

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Derek Jeter's Group Buying Marlins For $1.2 Billion

Aug 12, 2017 8:05 AM

Derek Jeter is amongst a group of investors finalizing a deal to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria for $1.2 billion.

New York-based venture capitalist Bruce Sherman is leading the purchase group. Jeter is investing $25 million of his own money and will run the baseball side of the operation.

Jeter resides in Tampa and has long had interest in owning a franchise.

The Sherman-Jeter group, which also includes former NBA great Michael Jordan, beat out a contingent led by Miami businessman Jorge Mas. Quogue Capital founder Wayne Rothbaum, who led a third group that included former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, dropped out of the bidding earlier this week.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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Scherzer Leaves Game With Neck Spasms After Hitting First HR

Aug 2, 2017 1:50 AM

Nationals ace Max Scherzer left in the second inning of Tuesday night's 7-6 loss at Miami with what the team said were neck spasms, after belting his first career home run in the first inning.

Scherzer said he has had a crick in his neck for a couple of days but that it helped his swing.

"I couldn't pull my head out, I had to stay locked in," Scherzer said. "That actually gave me a better swing. That's the reason why I hit a home run."

ESPN.com

Tags: Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mets Send Two Prospects To Marlins For A.J. Ramos

Jul 29, 2017 2:18 AM

The Mets have acquired reliever A.J. Ramos from the Marlins for a pair of prospects: Class A pitcher Merandy Gonzalez and outfielder Ricardo Cespedes.

Ramos, a 30-year-old right-hander, was an All-Star in 2016 and this year is 2-4 with 20 saves and a 3.63 ERA in 40 appearances for the Marlins. Ramos is a proven closer with 92 saves in the past three years and a career ERA of 2.78

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Mets, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Marlins Won't Trade Off Core Pieces

Jul 24, 2017 7:52 AM

The Miami Marlins have no plans to sell off some of their most valued assets before the July 31 trade deadline, according to club president Michael Hill.

Hill told reporters that the list of players includes Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, J.T. Realmuto, Dan Straily and Justin Bour.

"It's not stopping calls from coming in," he said. "It's been fairly consistent, with people checking in to see where we're at to see if we may be open to expanding the players we're talking about. But we haven't put any of those guys in play."

The Marlins are more than 14 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East, but the franchise is also up for sale.

ESPN

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Acquire David Phelps From Marlins

Jul 20, 2017 11:35 AM

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to acquire David Phelps from the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins will acquire Brayan Hernandez along with three pitching prospects.

Phelps has a 3.45 ERA in 47.0 innings of relief this season with a 9.8 K/9 ratio.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Nearing Trade For Reliever

Jul 20, 2017 9:22 AM

The Seattle Mariners are nearing a trade for bullpen help.

The Mariners are at .500 and in the thick of the American League playoff race.

Seattle may reportedly be close to a deal for David Phelps of the Miami Marlins.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giancarlo Stanton Goes Off After Marlins Lose To MLB's 'Worst Team'
Giancarlo Stanton wasn't happy after the Marlins suffered a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

ESPN

Phillies Showing Interest In Dee Gordon
The Phillies aren't in playoff contention, but are showing interest in trading for Dee Gordon.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Giants Have Inquired About Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton has 10 guaranteed years and $285 million remaining on the deal with a club option for 2028 that includes a $10 million buyout.

Alex Pavlovic/CSN Bay Area

Roberts: Puig Overreacted After Near Hit By Pitch
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig was wrong taking steps to the mound on Saturday night.

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Bellinger First Dodgers' Rookie To Hit For Cycle
Cody Bellinger legged out a leadoff triple in the seventh inning against the Marlins on Saturday.

ESPN.com

Rockies Looking For Relief Help
The Rockies are looking for relief help as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Bids To Purchase Marlins Are Comparable, Jorge Mas May Be Favorite
Rob Manfred says the three bids to purchase the Marlins are all comparable in terms of price.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Michael Jordan Joins Derek Jeter's Bid To Buy Marlins
It isn't known how much money Michael Jordan will put toward the effort.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Angels, Blue Jays, Royals Interested In Dee Gordon
Dee Gordon has slashed .295/.342/.358 with 32 stolen bases in 375 plate appearances this season.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Jorge Mas Mulling Bid For Marlins
The Marlins are receiving interest from businessman Jorge Mas, though they remain hopeful that a group led by Derek Jeter or Tag Romney will produce the offer they are seeking.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Marlins Preparing For Roster Sell-Off Prior To Sale
The Marlins are focused on scouting a half-dozen farm systems in preparation for a likely sell-off prior to the non-waiver trade deadline.

Clark Spencer/Miami Herald

Ichiro Suzuki Passes Rod Carew For Most Foreign-Born Hits
Ichiro Suzuki hit a single in the second inning on Thursday night, allowing him to pass Rod Carew for 24th on the all-time hits list.

ESPN

Marlins Recently Extended Michael Hill
Jeffrey Loria is set to sell the Marlins, but he has made sure to take care of his most trusted employees.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Jeffrey Loria Nearing Decision On Sale Of Marlins
Jeffrey Loria is nearing a decision on the sale of the Marlins and is prepared to sell the club for less than the originally reported $1.3 billion price tag, according to a report.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Rays Acquire Adeiny Hechavarria From Marlins
The Rays have acquired Adeiny Hechavarria from the Marlins in exchange for two minor leaguers.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Giancarlo Stanton To Defend Home Run Derby Victory
Giancarlo Stanton will defend his Home Run Derby crown at his home ballpark next month.

Patrick Pinak/MLB

Marlins Willing To Listen To Offers On Relievers
They are willing to listen to trade offers for relievers A.J. Ramos, David Phelps and Kyle Barraclough.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Ichiro, 43, Becomes Oldest To Start Game In Center Field
Ichiro Suzuki broke the record held by Rickey Henderson, who was a month younger when he started in center in 2002 for the Red Sox.

Associated Press

Source: Jorge Mas Becomes Bidder To Purchase Marlins
The Marlins future may be with Jorge Mas, a Cuban-American businessman.

ESPN.com

Marlins Could Trade Adeiny Hechavarria Very Soon
The Marlins are expected to trade shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the next few days, according to rival executives.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports