Yet again, a discussion has sparked today centering around the Marlins best positional player, Giancarlo Stanton. This time it is courtesy of Jon Heyman at CBS Sports who is reporting that some in the Marlins’ front office do not believe that they will be able to sign Stanton to a long-term deal.
With the Marlins dealing prospects at the deadline, it's time to look at an updated top 10 prospect list for Marlin Maniac.
Right-hander Brad Penny was called up Saturday by the Miami Marlins, reuniting him with his former team and former catcher 10 years later. The Marlins picked Penny to start the second game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds. He swapped roster spots with left-hander Edgar Olmos, who was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
With little in the way of leverage to command a greater return, the Marlins settled on a couple of minor-league relievers in order to complete a deal with the Cubs for Jacob Turner. The Marlins acquired right-handers Tyler Bremer, 24, and Jose Arias, 23, for Turner, who was snatched up by the Cubs after being designated for assignment.
Other than Brad Penny himself, perhaps no one was happier with the pitcher’s winning performance Saturday than his former Marlins manager, Jack McKeon.
Shortly after stepping into the Marlins clubhouse on Saturday for the first time in 10 years, Brad Penny encountered video coordinator Cullen McRae and asked him to dig deep into his celluloid archives. "Get me the tape of my 2002 start against the Reds," Penny joked.
Marlins' players and coaches were relieved and thankful Friday to learn Dan Jennings was heading home. A day after Jordy Mercer's seventh-inning liner struck his head, Jennings was released from a Pittsburgh hospital and cleared to fly back to South Florida. A CT scan was negative and Jennings was diagnosed with a concussion. The Marlins placed him on the 7-day concussion disabled list and expect him to make a full recovery.
It's rare that a Giancarlo Stanton home run isn't the highlight of an individual game performance for him. Friday, he hit his second in as many days, a towering, second-deck shot to left at Great American Ballpark that accounted for half of his team's run production.
Miami will be a welcome site for the Cardinals after their pitching staff surrendered nine home runs over the weekend to the Orioles at hitter-friendly Camden Yards in Baltimore. Next up? The Cardinals will ditch the designated hitter and visit Marlins Park, a place that has been much more pitcher-friendly.
Watching a teammate get struck on the head by a comebacker is a stark reminder of the risks pitchers take every time they step on the mound. The Marlins experienced a scare firsthand on Thursday night in Pittsburgh when reliever Dan Jennings suffered a concussion after Jordy Mercer's drive pegged him on the left side of his head.
aving talent is one thing, and the Marlins have a promising, young rotation with plenty of potential. But having an experienced veteran with All-Star and World Series experience also has its benefits. The Marlins are hoping to reap some of them with the arrival of Brad Penny, who shook off the rust of a two-year big league absence on Saturday to claim his first MLB victory since 2011.
Around The League
Congratulations to the Tigers, A's, Angels and Orioles, who seem like excellent bets to get to October. But there's still the matter of the second American League wild card to attend to, and four teams -- the Yankees, Royals, Mariners and Blue Jays -- will fight to the end for it.
Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom has experienced some shoulder soreness following his most recent start and will head to New York on Monday for tests. He will not make his scheduled start Tuesday.
The Angels revealed Sunday that Tyler Skaggs has a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament while throwing 4 2/3 no-hit innings from Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 31 and will now undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Braves fans have greeted Bryce Harper with loud boos all weekend long at Turner Field, and he appeared to respond on Saturday night by dragging his right spike across Atlanta's "A" logo stenciled in the dirt behind home plate.
At Fish Stripes
Two top Miami Marlins prospects earned Player of the Month honors this past month for stellar performances. Jose Urena put up a strong set of games, while Austin Barnes continues to hit.
In the midst of several roster moves on Friday afternoon, the Miami Marlins placed Dan Jennings on the seven-day disabled list. Ed Lucas, Anthony DeSclafani, and Edgar Olmos were recalled from Triple-A.
The Miami Marlins have completed their transaction with the Chicago Cubs for Jacob Turner, sending him away for two minor league relievers who were not highly touted.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Miami Marlins do not have a lot of confidence internally that they will be able to retain Giancarlo Stanton with a long-term deal.
A look at four of my favorite lesser known prospects in the Miami Marlins system, including the hot-hitting Mason Davis.
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