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Marlins Morning News: Trade Stanton?

Until the World Series concludes, which will mark the official beginning of free agency, all the Marlins can do is brainstorm ideas that will hopefully blossom into successful acquisitions.

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Joe Frisaro of MLB.com contemplated the idea of if/when the Marlins would ever consider trading slugger Giancarlo Stanton. While the initial idea of Stanton may seem outlandish, Miami has shown a tendency to clean house in recent years (2012) when big-name acquisitions go wrong.

As reported by the Sun Sentinel, Miami City commissioners have voted to rename a road close to Marlins Park (17th Avenue) as Jose Fernandez Avenue. In order for their vote to become official, commissioners from Miami-Dade must vote on the new street name, as the road is owned by the county.

Jarlin Garcia has been rated the #1 Marlins prospect playing in the Arizona Fall League, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com. Garcia, who is just 23 years of age, was actually promoted to the big leagues by Miami on May 15th of this year. However, he didn't appear in any games and was subsequently sent back down to AA Jacksonville. With the club's dire need for quality starting pitching, it's highly possible that Garcia will get his chance at some point in 2017.

Around the League

The ALCS kicks off tomorrow night in Cleveland, as the Blue Jays take on the Indians in game one. Toronto will be sending Marco Estrada out to duel against former Cy Young winner (2014) Corey Kluber. Ironically enough, both Cleveland and Toronto have the same exact batting averages against each game one pitcher: .281.

Chicago's Kyle Schwarber has enjoyed being a cheerleader this season, according to the Chicago Tribune. The young power hitter tore his ACL at the very beginning of the regular season and has been quietly waiting in the wings as his teammates have turned the Cubs into the best team in baseball. If Schwarber can live up to his potential next year, it's kind of scary to think how good they will be with him, considering how good they've been without him.

The Dodgers held on to beat the Nationals 4-3 in game 5 of the NLDS. In a game with an incredible amount of pitching changes, Joc Pederson and Justin Turner led the Los Angeles offense with some clutch hitting late in the game. Kenley Jansen pitched 2 and 1/3 innings of shutout ball, which is the longest he has ever pitched in a Major League game. With two runners on and one out, Clayton Kershaw came into the ninth inning and shut the door on Washington's season.