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Why $30M a year might not be enough for Marlins to keep Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton sat with Hank Aaron last week. He could soon be in the same conversation with the great sluggers of today – at least, contract-wise. Stanton, who was presented the Hank Aaron Award as the NL’s best hitter by Aaron at the World Series, will soon be given something potentially worth a whole lot more. The Marlins are intending to make the slugger a long-term offer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami likely to pursue James Shields this offseason

The Miami Marlins look to have a strong future.  They have the best offensive player in Giancarlo Stanton and one of the best young pitchers in the game in Jose Fernandez, who should return from injury by mid-season, and a solid core of young players all around the diamond.  This offseason, Marlins' insider Joe Frisaro is reporting that they have an upwards of 75 million...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Third base

Last offseason when the Miami Marlins looked at areas of concern, third base sat atop the list. Seven players saw time at the position, which sorely lacked production (5 HRs/51 RBI).   In mid-December, the Marlins signed Casey McGehee, who had been relegated to Japan after his five-year big-league career fizzled in 2012. He resuscitated it by batting .292 with 30 doubles, 28 homers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Giancarlo Stanton Has New Perspective On Life Following Scary Beanball

Giancarlo Stanton’s career flashed before his eyes. Stanton was struck in the face by a pitch from Mike Fiers on Sept. 11 during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The beanball left Stanton banged up, but the Miami Marlins slugger also came away from the scary incident with a new perspective. “I realized that in general,” Stanton told Yahoo! Sports’ Tim...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Ginacarlo Stanton healthy and expected to have normal offseaosn

After a taking a Mike Fiers fastball to the face in September, the future of Miami Marlins outfielder Ginacarlo Stanton looked in jeopardy.  He would go on to miss the remainder of the season virtually crushing the team's playoff hopes.  The Associated Press is reporting that Stanton has declared himself healthy and ready for a regular offseason workout routine.#455980640...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Stanton expects to have normal offseason after major injury

SAN FRANCISCO — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries. Stanton was struck under the left eye by a fastball from Milwaukee's Mike Fiers on Sept. 11, ending his season. He sustained facial fractures, dental damage, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes. The outfielder attended...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton wins Hank Aaron Award as NL's top offensive player

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's career year garnered him the first of what could be several postseason awards Saturday night. Stanton was named the National League's recipient of the Hank Aaron Award, given to the top offensive player in each league, as voted on by fans and a Hall of Fame panel. It was first introduced in 1999 to commemorate the 25th anniversary...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Man Gives Up World Series Seat to God Bless America Singer

((ht: you've been watching this years World Series, chances are you've seen "Marlins Man" aka attorney Laurence Leavy sitting behind home plate in his orange Miami Marlins gear.Mind you the Marlins are not playing in said World Series.Leavy has been taking heat for sitting behind home plate with the Kansas City Royals going so far as...
Via Online Sports Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the orange-clad Marlins fan at the World Series?

MIAMI -- Among the standouts at the World Series has been a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot at Games 1 and 2 amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He says a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy (pronounced Leh'-vee) declined. Two nights...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Stanton, Yelich, Hechavarria named finalists for NL Gold Gloves

Three Miami Marlins could be accepting awards this offseason for their stellar defensive play in 2014. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, left fielder Christian Yelich and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton were named finalists for Gold Gloves at their respective positions, as announced by Rawlings Thursday afternoon. All three are first-time finalists. Hechavarria, who finished with a ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Marlins Man’ Stealing Show During World Series, 2014 MLB Postseason

If you watched either of the first two games of the World Series, you might have asked yourself, “Who is that guy sitting behind home plate wearing a bright orange Miami Marlins jacket?” If you didn’t, we’ll let it slide, though we’d suggest paying a little more attention to the things that really matter in life. To answer the question, his name is Laurence Leavy, better...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Users Troll Marlins Fan Who Attends World Series (Photo)

In the sea of royal blue, you’ll see that orange dot stick out and quite obnoxiously.  This Marlins fan is getting more buzz than the game and that’s not a good thing. Game 1 already took the cake for having the worst ratings in MLB history. Perhaps it’s up to “The Marlins Man” to keep the game alive? Meanwhile on Twitter, some people had fun with his presence in Kansas...
Via Geeks and Cleats
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins fan behind home plate says Royals offered him private suite to move

If you watched Game 1 of the World Series on TV Tuesday night, you may have noticed a man in an orange visor and jacket sitting in the front row behind home plate. His name is Laurence Leavy, and he is — believe it or not — a Miami Marlins fan. Leavy, 58, calls himself...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Fan Sits Behind Home Plate At World Series (Photo)

Just like their stadium back in Miami, this Marlins fan was also sitting alone in a baseball stadium. Baseball fans can certainly appreciate other fans. But amongst the Royals fans, this bright orange jersey definitely stood out. The Marlins fan, Laurence Leavy, and is notoriously known for wearing his Marlins gear where it’s clearly not in attendance. Perhaps he likes to stand...
Via Geeks and Cleats
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s The Marlins Fan At The World Series?

If you are watching the World Series and are paying attention to the fans behind home plate, you have probably noticed a man wearing orange Miami Marlins gear. Maybe you have spotted him at other games this postseason, as he was at the Royals-Orioles series and in San Francisco for the NLCS. So who is this guy? Is he aware he has the wrong MLB gear on? Meet Marlins Man! Marlins...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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