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  1. Behind Adrian Gonzalez, Mexico defeats USA

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Mexico v United States - World Baseball Classic - First Round

    Mexico first baseman and clean-up hitter Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, two walks, and three runs batted in, helping his team to a 5-2 victory over the United States. Gonzalez’s homer came in the third inning with two outs, pushing Mexico’s lead to 4-0 at the time. Lead-off hitter Eduardo Arredondo…

  2. Team USA, White Sox play to 4-4 tie in WBC warmup

    Mar 5, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Team USA rallied late Tuesday to salvage a 4-4 tie in its exhibition game with the White Sox in Arizona. Derek Holland started and allowed one run in three innings for Team USA. The White Sox added one run in the fourth off Luke Gregerson and two in the fifth off Tim Collins before the…

  3. Team USA’s lineup for first WBC exhibition game

    Mar 5, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Joe Torre

    For anyone into the World Baseball Classic, here’s the Team USA lineup for today’s pre-WBC tuneup game against the White Sox: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 3. Ryan Braun, DH 4. Joe Mauer, C 5. Giancarlo Stanton, RF 6. Mark Teixeira, 1B 7. David Wright, 3B 8. Adam Jones, CF 9. Shane…

  4. How good can Giancarlo Stanton be?

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Despite a right knee injury that kept him out of 25 games between July and August, and a September strained oblique that cost him nine games, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton still hit 37 home runs. While the Marlins began pawning off parts of their roster, sending Hanley Ramirez to the Dodgers, Stanton became an offensive…

  5. Can Japan be beat? Previewing the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ryoji Aikawa, Koji Yamamoto, Osamu Higashio

    While we’re still a week away from any World Baseball Classic play in North America, the tournament kicks off in Japan and Taiwan on Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.), with eight teams in two pools participating in round-robin play. Pool A (Japan, March 2-6): Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan Pool B: (Taiwan, March 2-5): Australia,…

  6. Jeff Loria speaks unscripted, doesn’t do too much better

    Feb 26, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Jeffrey Loria

    For the first time in months, Jeff Loria met the press. He did so at last night’s Marlins game. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post has a detailed rundown of the interview. This was a the highlight for me. Loria was asked if he realizes fans hate him: I have a sense of it.…

  7. Giancarlo Stanton did not suffer a concussion

    Feb 21, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton AP

    Good post-beaning news for The Iron Giant: Excellent news regarding Giancarlo Stanton: He did not suffer a concussion from his beaning Wednesday. Said to be doing well. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 21, 2013 Sounds like he won’t miss any time.

  8. Phillies “aggressively in pursuit” of Giancarlo Stanton? Um, OK.

    Feb 19, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton AP

    This was a thing that was tweeted: WIP: Phillies aggressively in pursuit of Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton. #cbsphilly — Chris May (@chrismayphilly) February 19, 2013   I cannot see any possible scenario that has the Phillies landing Stanton from the Marlins absent a direct cash payoff to Jeff Loria in an amount that exceeds the…

  9. Giancarlo Stanton ready to “push forward” with Marlins following tumultuous offseason

    Feb 15, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton AP

    Giancarlo Stanton was understandably peeved after the Marlins unloaded Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Emilio Bonifacio in a trade with the Blue Jays in December. However, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com notes that Stanton took the high road at Marlins’ camp today in his first public comments of the spring. “You’re not going to…

  10. The Marlins sign Casey Kotchman

    Feb 15, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

    Casey Kotchman

    The Miami Marlins just announced that they signed Casey Kotchman.  Not gonna say Casey Kotchman doesn’t streak across my radar very often, but I had no idea that he wasn’t on a team. This time next year I imagine he’ll replace Miguel Cairo as that guy I am shocked to learn is still in baseball…

  11. Pierre, Polanco, Stanton expected to top Marlins order

    Feb 9, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    That’s the way new Marlins manager Mike Redmond is looking to kick off his lineup; Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to occupy the top three spots. Sadly, Pierre and Polanco seemed like givens to bat first and second from the moment they were plucked from the bargain bin this winter. The…

  12. Team USA’s roster announced for the World Baseball Classic

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    American Flag

    The roster for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic was just announced.  It breaks down like this: Catchers: Joe Mauer, J.P. Arencibia, Jonathan Lucroy 1B: Mark Teixeira 2B: Brandon Phillips SS: Jimmy Rollins 3B: David Wright Utility: Ben Zobrist, Willie Bloomquist Outfielders: Ryan Braun, Adam Jones, Giancarlo Stanton, Shane Victorino Lefties: Jeremy Affeldt, Tim Collins, Derek…

  13. Marlins expected to re-sign Austin Kearns to minors deal

    Jan 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Austin Kearns

    Last season Austin Kearns turned a minor-league contract with the Marlins into a part-time bench role and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the 33-year-old outfielder is expected to re-sign on another minor-league deal. Kearns appeared in 87 games and logged 175 plate appearances, hitting .245 with a .733 OPS. That doesn’t sound…

  14. Giancarlo Stanton will play for Team USA in World Baseball Classic, Mike Trout will not

    Jan 12, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

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    A bit of World Baseball Classic roster news. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has informed Team USA officials that he plans to participate in the 2013 WBC. Angels outfielder Mike Trout has bowed out of the competition, meanwhile, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. Stanton, 23, batted…

  15. Marlins say they “are not moving” slugger Giancarlo Stanton

    Jan 6, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    stanton getty dark

    Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Saturday night that the Marlins have made contact with the Padres to inquire about their interest in young slugger Giancarlo Stanton. And now comes the big denial, via the Miami Herald‘s Clark Spencer: Simply put, the Marlins “are not moving him,” according to a source I…

  16. Marlins have contacted Padres about Giancarlo Stanton

    Jan 5, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

    stanton getty wide

    Via Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune: It’s far too early to talk about the possibilities, but the Padres are one of the clubs the Miami Marlins have talked to regarding right-handed, power-hitting right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. Center suspects that the Fish would want infield prospect Jedd Gyorko and at least two other young…

  17. Chances of Marlins trading Giancarlo Stanton: “as close to zero as they can be”

    Jan 2, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    So you're saying there's a chance

    There has been chatter that the Marlins will listen to offers for their unhappy, pre-arbitration slugging phenom Giancarlo Stanton, but the odds of such a deal are insanely low, Ken Rosenthal reports: Lots of interest in #Marlins’ Stanton, but sources all but rule out a deal. One source says chances are “as close to zero…

  18. Mariners and Marlins have discussed Giancarlo Stanton trade

    Jan 1, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    stanton getty

    Here’s the report from FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi: The Seattle Mariners and Miami Marlins have had discussions about a trade that would send outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to Seattle, but one source told FOXSports.com that a deal appears doubtful at this point. “Deal appears doubtful” being the key set of words. The Mariners would have to…

  19. Marlins listening to offers for right fielder Giancarlo Stanton

    Dec 30, 2012, 12:34 PM EDT

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    The Marlins’ higher-ups have stated over and over again that they have no intention of trading young slugger Giancarlo Stanton. But they’ve been taking phone calls on the matter and will continue to do so. Assistant general manager Dan Jennings told Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM on Sunday morning that the Marlins “will listen to…

  20. Phillies, Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles, Cubs and others have inquired about Giancarlo Stanton

    Nov 25, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT

    giancarlo stanton getty

    The Marlins have stated that they’re not shopping young slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who is still inexpensive and the last consistent source of offensive production on their active roster. Of course, that hasn’t stopped teams from calling. A major league source told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe this weekend that “the Phillies, Red Sox, Yankees,…

  21. Passan: The Marlins should do a Herschel Walker trade with Giancarlo Stanton

    Nov 21, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

    Herschel Walker

    Jeff Passan takes a look at Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins today and strongly suggests that, since they’re punting everything anyway, they trade their most valuable chip now. The basis of that suggestion: some very appealing assessments by MLB insiders of the haul that Marlins could get for him: The executives, granted anonymity because they…

  22. Giancarlo Stanton: “I do not like this at all”

    Nov 16, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton Getty

    Giancarlo Stanton took to his Twitter account Tuesday to express his frustration after learning that Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck were set to be traded to the Blue Jays. A couple of days have passed and reality has set in, but Stanton is still steamed. Peter Gammons of MLB.com…

  23. Red Sox tried and failed to land Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson

    Nov 14, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

    Ben Cherington

    The Red Sox were negotiating with the Marlins on a deal that would have sent Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson to Boston before the Jays pulled off the trade that also netted them Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck. Red Sox owner John Henry told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that even though the…

  24. Giancarlo Stanton “not being shopped” by Marlins

    Nov 14, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    giancarlo stanton getty

    The Marlins’ latest firesale and Giancarlo Stanton‘s understandably frustrated reaction has people wondering if the 23-year-old slugger may soon be on the way out of Miami as well. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com says no, or at least he talked to a Marlins source who says the team has no intention of trading Stanton. Stanton isn’t…

  25. Tweet of the Day: Bryce Harper woos Giancarlo Stanton

    Nov 14, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

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    After the mockery Jeff Loria has made of major league baseball in Miami it is impossible to call anything more clownish than his reign of terror. But if you’re so inclined, you can call Bryce Harper‘s reaction to Giancarlo Stanton‘s displeasure over the Miami Massacre a clown tweet, bro: @giancarlo818 you can always come play…

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