At the first day of the GM meetings yesterday, one player was on every team representative's lips: Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins are known to be fielding offers for their superstar in order to trim payroll down to a sustainable level, at least until the new owners are able to increase revenues and prevent the team from continuing to operate at a loss.
There are tight races for both the NL and AL MVP awards, which will be announced on Thursday. Based on WAR, Stanton would become the first MVP in Marlins history, but there are a host of other factors for the voters to consider as well.
Albert Gonzalez, Miami's international scouting and player development expert for the past 12 years, has joined the Royals in an expanded role. He has been replaced by former Yankee Fernando Seguignol.
There has been lots of speculation regarding what the Marlins may do this off-season, but what exactly would you do if you were in charge of baseball operations for the team?
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Beltran has made it clear that he wants to manage one day, and that call might come sooner than he would have ever thought.