Things for the Miami Marlins have gone hill within the last couple of seasons. They got the brand new stadium, location and team name change they needed but still remain a dud in the league.
The organization got rid of manager Ozzie Guillen and guys like Hanley Ramirez (traded to the Dodgers) and fired President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest today. So as of right now things are a little chaotic for this ball club.
The man at the center of all this is outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, formerly known as Mike Stanton. Stanton is figured to be the guy this organization is looking to build around. But right now the question is, does Stanton want to remain in Miami?
I mean the kid is going to want to go to a ball club who has things figured out, not remain with one who continues to stumble over their feet time and time again. It’s all good and fine if they refuse to trade him, but as soon as he’s eligible to leave the team after his seven years of service, he’s going to do exactly that.
He’ll be 27 years old when he’s able to file for free agency and look for another team to represent. This team will continue to try to do everything in their power to keep him there, but I think he moves on from this organization.
Stanton has 117 home runs and almost 300 RBI’s in his four seasons in the major leagues. All of them are with the Miami (Florida) Marlins. Right now the Marlins aren’t open to trading Stanton, but you have to believe when they hit their lowest point, any group of prospects and cash could land the young phenom.