Giancarlo Stanton


Giancarlo Stanton on pace to hit 63 home runs
Now that the Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton has hit an (obviously) Major League Baseball Leading 53 home runs, it’s impossible not to think about 60 or more and even more difficult not to constantly be talking about him and rooting for him. It’s really no surprise. Anyone who watches baseball is knows that Stanton probably could have hit this many home runs in seasons past. Injuries have derailed the six foot six inch, 245 pound slugger almost each year of his career.  In his eight years in the big leagues the most games Stanton has ever played in in a […]

How can we not want to root for Giancarlo Stanton?


left-heavy rotations
Seven takeaways from MLB week 7 Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle a small commitment to my blog, right?) I’ve been giving  you a quick wrap up of seven important things that happened over the past week in MLB, and even some MiLB,  plays, events, matchups or whatever it was I would have loved to do an entire post on but didn’t have the time. ( If I did do a post on an event it’s likely you won’t usually see here because I already wrote about it – however in some cases – you might! LOL!) […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 7


foreign substance
As it has in recent years the pitchers and pine tar debate is back. This year it starts with Milwaukee …  So, with Brewers pitcher Will Smith (insert “Fresh Prince” joke here), Major League Baseball moved quickly. Smith was ejected from the game last night for having a foreign substance on his arm during the game. MLB moved so quickly that Smith has already been handed an eight-game suspension, one he intends to appeal.   With the Braves up, the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning, Braves’ manager Fredi Gonzalez emerged from the dugout and asked the […]

And the pine tar debate continues with Will Smith…



shelby miller
Could Shelby Miller be this year’s surprise pitching star? Perhaps even steal the Cy Young Award away from Kershaw? So far he’s made quite the name for himself in Atlanta. I talked about how he was emerging as the Braves’ new ace and how, in my opinion, the Braves have gotten the better side of the deal when they traded outfielder Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals for Miller. When the trade first went down it didn’t appear that the Braves were getting the ace that they have gotten. Even though he’d played very well in parts of three seasons […]

Could Shelby Miller be this season’s Corey Kluber?


Giancarlo Stanton is already the highest paid player in the Miami Marlins‘ franchise history. He’s also likely the most well-known and most popular in franchise history. Need a good example of Stanton’s popularity? I love the guy and I’m not from Miami, nor am I a Marlins fan. Other superstars have played for the Marlins. One example would be Miguel Cabrera who once played with the Marlins yet he’s known as a member of the Detroit Tigers and will remain a Tiger throughout his career, making Stanton, literally, THE guy. He further solidified his position as the Marlins’ franchise player as well […]

Stanton is new Marlins’ franchise HR leader


The Miami Marlins have continued on their quest (and keep their promise) to build a winning team around their $325 million man, right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. According to multiple reports on Wednesday a source has revealed that the Marlins and left fielder Christian Yelich have agreed to a seven year contract extension worth $49.570 million. The extension reportedly includes an option for an eighth year and will be announced at a press conference on Sunday at prior to the team’s spring training game against the Minnesota Twins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. The Marlins have yet to confirm […]

Marlins lockdown Christian Yelich until 2021



41-year-old Ichiro Suzuki NEEDS to play two more seasons of Major League Baseball. He’s exactly 156 hits shy of reaching the coveted 3,000 hit mark. Actually, it seems nothing more than a personal goal for the all-but guarenteed Hall of Famer. Ichiro came over from Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball to the Seattle Mariners in 2001. His first year playing in the United States went a little like this: he was named to his first of ten straight All-Star games, won the first of ten straight American League Golden Gloves in right field and won the first of his three Silver […]

Marlins and Ichiro make a good match


Baseball Hot Corner continues it’s feature of looking at the top ten players at each position and it’s my turn to bring you my list of the top right fielders in the game today. Most of this list will be based strictly on the player’s 2014 statistics. I am not excluding players who had a rough 2014 due to injuries, which is why some of their 2013 finishes and prior accomplishments may come into play. I used a similar stance with rookies who hadn’t played many games but showed immense potential. Another difficult part in ranking right fielders is that […]

Top 10: Right fielders in baseball


The Miami Marlins finished at 77-85 in 2014, good enough to not finish last in the National League East, but still finishing in fourth place. The Marlins’ 2014 season really wasn’t that far from contention. When Giancarlo Stanton was rendered out for the season after being hit by a pitch with just 17 games left to play in the season, the Marlins’ were only four games out of the second NL Wild Card spot. Desperate to retain star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and sign him to a long-term deal before he became a free agent after the 2015 season, the Marlins […]

Marlins keep promise to Stanton with moves at winter meetings



Already it appears that the Miami Marlins are upholding their end of the bargain they made to get slugger and 2014 National League MVP runner up Giancarlo Stanton when he signed his historic 13-year $325 million contract. The Marlins promised to build a winning team around their superstar player and they are starting now by offering their other young players with star potential long-term contracts. It was reported by CBS Sports Jon Heyman on Monday that the Marlins offered Jose Fernandez, 22, a six year deal worth around $40 million with two team options. Fernandez is very good but here’s […]

Marlins trying to lock down young stars to long-term deals


Giancarlo Stanton on pace to hit 63 homers in a single season
Update: November 17, 2014   Stanton done deal. Also contract extension updates on Yelich, Ozuna and more The “mega deal” contract extension between Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins has officially been finalized and will be announced on Wednesday, per Jon Heyman via Twitter, Giancarlo mega deal being announced weds at 11 am. at marlins park. Andy martino mentioned presser time 1st. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 17, 2014 The deal is for 13 years and $325 million. Stanton, 25, will have an opt-out clause at the age of 31 if the organization has not fulfilled promises to build a […]

Marlins Update: Stanton’s deal, plus Yelich, Ozuna & more


ICYMI:  The two winners of the MLB Comeback Player of the Year Awards for 2014 are the Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners’ right-hander Chris Young. McGehee, 32, who was playing in Japan in 2013 hit .287/.355/.357 with 4 home runs and 29 doubles.   Young, 35, who also didn’t play in 2013 due to a string of injuries, did not even make the Nationals’ Opening Day roster. He opted out of his contract and landed in Seattle where he went 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA in 30 appearances, 29 of them starts.   ICYMI: Courtsey of […]

ICYMI: Comeback Player of the Year & Silver Slugger Awards