As trade rumors continue to swirl around Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, new owner Derek Jeter is leaving it to his baseball operations people to keep the face of the franchise in the loop. Jeter also cautioned that it's not a foregone conclusion that Stanton will be with another team on Opening Day of 2018. Jeter met with reporters at the MLB general managers meetings Wednesday and said he has yet to speak directly with Stanton. Jeter has left it to Michael Hill, the Marlins' president of baseball operations, to be the point man for outreach with the team's star right fielder.
Dee Gordon homered on the first pitch of the game, and the Miami Marlins kept piling on against Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers. Darvish allowed a career-worst 10 runs, and Miami added plenty more runs after that — including a 468-foot blast for Giancarlo Stanton’s majors-best 33rd homer in the eighth. The Marlins set a franchise record in a 22-10 victory Wednesday night. “It’s one of those games that happens every so often,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “They actually become hard games to play, trying to preserve arms and not embarrass anybody.”
Ivan Nova pitched a three-hitter and the Pirates shut out the Marlins, 4-0, on Saturday night.
In an unfiltered discussion, the Marlins owner goes deep on the pain of losing Jose Fernandez, selling his franchise and the idea of promoting baseball in France as a potential U.S. ambassador.
Even before the first workout of spring training began, Miami Marlins closer A.J. Ramos felt Jose Fernandez’s absence – and presence. Ramos lingered a little too long in the clubhouse and had to scramble to join his teammates for the start of stretching. He barely avoided a fine.
Ichiro registered another four-hit game, helping the Marlins narrowly take down the Rays, 7-6, in the 100th edition of the Citrus Series between MLB's two Florida teams.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the New York Yankees have shown interest in making an August trade for Marlins second baseman Martin Prado.