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Mariners, Marlins have discussed Stanton deal

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08:10 AM ET 01.02 | Credit Seattle for continuing to look for bats. [The 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. After failing to sign free agent Josh Hamilton, the Mariners still are looking for a big bat to help what was the American League's worst offense in 2012. The Mariners traded for Kendrys Morales and signed veteran outfielders Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez. But they need more run production for the middle of their lineup. The Mariners have the sort of young pitching depth that could entice the Marlins to part with Stanton, a powerful right-handed slugger.

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January 2, 2013  08:37 AM ET

"The Mariners have the sort of young pitching depth that could entice the Marlins to part with Stanton, a powerful right-handed slugger."

For the Marlin's that would be guys with a pulse...

January 2, 2013  08:54 AM ET

The owner of the Marlins may be a first class jerk but he's not stupid. He won't be trading Stanton. He's the only marketable player left on the Marlins.

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January 2, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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I'd argue that he's stupid, but not THAT stupid.

I would retort that he made a bundle through league revenue sharing for a couple of years without spending money on his own team. It wasn't until the other owners took notice of this that he started spending money on FA's for his new ballpark. Now, he's back to his old ways.

January 2, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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The owner of the Marlins may be a first class jerk but he's not stupid. He won't be trading Stanton. He's the only marketable player left on the Marlins.

He's not stupid? Please disqualify yourself from commenting on the Marlins in the future.

January 2, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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He's not stupid? Please disqualify yourself from commenting on the Marlins in the future.

He did a nice job of convincing the county commissioners in Dade to help fund his new ballpark. He's taking everybody for a ride in South Florida and is getting rich doing it.

January 2, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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He did a nice job of convincing the county commissioners in Dade to help fund his new ballpark. He's taking everybody for a ride in South Florida and is getting rich doing it.

Indeed!

January 2, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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He did a nice job of convincing the county commissioners in Dade to help fund his new ballpark. He's taking everybody for a ride in South Florida and is getting rich doing it.

It was the worst opening in the modern history of new stadiums. It is doubtful that they made any money in their first season, which is unimaginable. He has completely alienated even the most casual of fans, finished 2nd to Castro in most hated and will be lucky to draw 1.3 million this year. Yes, stupid.

January 2, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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It was the worst opening in the modern history of new stadiums. It is doubtful that they made any money in their first season, which is unimaginable. He has completely alienated even the most casual of fans, finished 2nd to Castro in most hated and will be lucky to draw 1.3 million this year. Yes, stupid.

Precisely why he did the salary dump.

January 2, 2013  10:17 AM ET

The only good thing that has happen for the Mariners this off season is they will not finish in last place in their division anymore with the addition of Houston.

January 2, 2013  10:21 AM ET

You can look at this from two different perspectives. I think you're looking at it from a pissed off fan's perspective, which I can understand. I'm looking at it from a business perspective. This **** would rather pocket league, public and private revenue instead of re-investing those money back into his own club.

January 2, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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You can look at this from two different perspectives. I think you're looking at it from a pissed off fan's perspective, which I can understand. I'm looking at it from a business perspective. This **** would rather pocket league, public and private revenue instead of re-investing those money back into his own club.

Excuse me...*that* money back into his own club.

January 2, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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You can look at this from two different perspectives. I think you're looking at it from a pissed off fan's perspective, which I can understand. I'm looking at it from a business perspective. This **** would rather pocket league, public and private revenue instead of re-investing those money back into his own club.

And he owns the stadium...

January 2, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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You can look at this from two different perspectives. I think you're looking at it from a pissed off fan's perspective, which I can understand. I'm looking at it from a business perspective. This **** would rather pocket league, public and private revenue instead of re-investing those money back into his own club.

I'm not a pissed fan. I'm a former executive from the baseball business. There is no more "public revenue" in this deal. In fact, Loria had to spend $160 million of his own money, much of which he borrowed. The league in certainly not going to let him share salary cap penalties with a two year old ballpark, plus their violation of those rules three years ago. They will be back to a nightly attendance of 15,000 announced with 11,000 in the park this season. This franchise will never succeed now unless there are new owners.

January 2, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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And he owns the stadium...

He does NOT own the stadium.

January 2, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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This franchise will never succeed now unless there are new owners.

No disagreement there.

January 2, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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The only good thing that has happen for the Mariners this off season is they will not finish in last place in their division anymore with the addition of Houston.

Houston is now in the AL.

January 2, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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He does NOT own the stadium.

Do you think that the marionette Bud Selig would approve a Stanton trade?

January 2, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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Houston is now in the AL.

I think that's what toad was referring to, Sith.

 
January 2, 2013  11:10 AM ET
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I think that's what toad was referring to, Sith.

Oops dyslexia kicked in I thought it said Marlins.

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