Inbox: What are Marlins' options for Stanton?

Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers questions from fans

Inbox: What are Marlins' options for Stanton?

Giancarlo Stanton easily is the face of the franchise. How can the new ownership restart things and keep him happy? Is it worth it?
-- @FrankyRitz11

Stanton's home run surge is one of the biggest stories in all sports. We're on this wave seeing if he can top 60. That said, the 27-year-old is owed close to $300 million for the next 10 years, and his salary jumps to $25 million in 2018.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

HR streak halted, but Stanton eyes 62

Marlins slugger hopes to pass benchmarks set by Ruth, Maris

HR streak halted, but Stanton eyes 62

MIAMI -- His pursuit to homer in seven straight games ended on Wednesday afternoon, but Giancarlo Stanton ultimately has a bigger number in his sights -- 62.

After collecting a pair of singles in four at-bats in the Marlins' 8-1 win over the Giants at Marlins Park, the hottest power hitter in the game made it clear he would like to pass benchmarks previously set by Babe Ruth and Roger Maris.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Gordon hustles for unassisted putout at 1st

Gordon hustles for unassisted putout at 1st

MIAMI -- Speed, they say, never takes a day off. It's a good thing it didn't for the Marlins in the third inning of Wednesday's 8-1 win, when the Giants were mounting a rally at Marlins Park.

Miami was in control from the beginning, and it led by four runs when San Francisco chipped back with a run. But before the Giants could do more damage, Dee Gordon turned on the burners and outraced Nick Hundley to first base for the final out of the third.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yelich pumped to show off for Players Weekend

New event to take place during all games from Aug. 25-27

Yelich pumped to show off for Players Weekend

WASHINGTON -- One of Christian Yelich's favorite baseball memories came as a middle schooler playing in the PONY Baseball and Softball league with his best friends. Back then, Yelich's teammates started calling him "Yeli," a nickname that's stuck with him through the Minor and Major Leagues.

• Players Weekend gear available at MLBShop.com

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Kyle Melnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton's streak ends, but Marlins jump on SF

Stanton's streak ends, but Marlins jump on SF

MIAMI -- The Giants kept Giancarlo Stanton in the ballpark on Wednesday afternoon, but they weren't able to contain Tomas Telis, who drove in three runs and scored another in the Marlins' 8-1 victory over the Giants at Marlins Park.

With the focus of the sporting world on Stanton, the four-time All-Star had two singles, but he also had his streak of six straight games with a home run come to a halt. Stanton went 2-for-4 and was hit by a pitch, a fastball by Matt Cain with the count full in the second inning.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami who covered the Giants on Wednesday.

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Anthony Castrovince

Despite absence, Jeter talk of Owners Meetings

Former Yankees shortstop could be future Marlins executive

Despite absence, Jeter talk of Owners Meetings

CHICAGO -- With his first child due any moment, Derek Jeter was not in attendance when the quarterly Owners Meetings began in downtown Chicago on Wednesday.

But of course, that didn't stop Jeter from being the talk of the room.

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Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2004. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Nicolino set as Stanton eyes more Citi success

Nicolino set as Stanton eyes more Citi success

The Giancarlo Stanton home run show is going on the road, and it will take center stage on Friday at Citi Field when the Marlins face the Mets.

Stanton -- in the midst of a historic home run stretch despite seeing his streak of consecutive games with a homer end at six Wednesday -- is no stranger to standing out under the bright lights in New York. Already this season, the four-time All-Star has three home runs in six games there. His 20 homers at Citi Field are his personal high for any opposing ballpark.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton hits No. 44, homers in 6th straight

Outfielder is two games shy of tying MLB record for consecutive games with HR

Stanton hits No. 44, homers in 6th straight

MIAMI -- With the franchise record now under his belt, Giancarlo Stanton is taking aim at another MLB mark -- most consecutive games with a home run -- as the slugger homered for the sixth straight game on Tuesday in Miami's 9-4 loss to the Giants at Marlins Park. 

The Major League record for the most consecutive games in which a home run has been hit by a player is eight (held by Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long and current Marlins manager Don Mattingly).

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bullpen can't hold lead in Stanton's big game

Bullpen can't hold lead in Stanton's big game

MIAMI -- Add Madison Bumgarner to the list of pitchers to allow a home run to Giancarlo Stanton during his remarkable home run stretch. But after Stanton extended his long-ball streak to six straight games, it was Bumgarner's run-scoring single and Carlos Moncrief's pinch-hit, RBI base hit that helped rally the Giants to a 9-4 victory over Miami on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

Bumgarner had a workmanlike six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. The Giants pushed three runs across off Junichi Tazawa in the seventh inning and snapped the Marlins' four-game winning streak.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami.

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Richard Justice

Stanton ultimate cornerstone for any franchise

With no offer equivalent, prospect of trade involving Miami icon a nonstarter

Stanton ultimate cornerstone for any franchise

You do not trade a player like Giancarlo Stanton. You just don't. You don't even consider it. That's an option the Miami Marlins should take off the table regardless of who owns the franchise.

Instead, you do exactly the opposite. You build around him. Around his talent. Around his personality and his presence. You build around the credibility he has accumulated during eight seasons in South Florida.

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Richard Justice has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2011. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @RichardJustice. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton has 11 HRs in first 15 days of month

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Stanton has 11 HRs in first 15 days of month

This is going to sound repetitive, but Giancarlo Stanton hit ANOTHER home run during Tuesday's Giants-Marlins game. Please observe below.

He also hit one yesterday, and the game before that, and the game before that *pause for breath* and the game before that and, um, the game before that. That's six in a row -- two off the record eight-game consecutive homer streak held by Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long and Stanton's curent manager Don Mattingly.

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Marlins get Barraclough back; Garcia to DL

Marlins get Barraclough back; Garcia to DL

MIAMI -- The Marlins' bullpen received a boost -- but also endured another setback -- on Tuesday when the club announced right-hander Kyle Barraclough has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.

But as one of its top relievers returned, the club's most effective left-hander, rookie Jarlin Garcia, was placed on the DL with a left biceps strain. His stint is retroactive to Saturday, and the belief is he might be ready in a couple of weeks.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton clears waivers; August trade unlikely

Stanton clears waivers; August trade unlikely

Even though Giancarlo Stanton indeed has cleared revocable waivers, the chances are extremely remote that the slugger will be dealt before the Aug. 31 postseason-roster deadline.

The Marlins are not believed to be discussing even the possibility of trading Stanton, the Major League home run leader with 43, or any of their controllable core players, before the end of the month.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @OMacklinMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Tracy Ringolsby

As early as '05, Stanton's potential was clear

Slugger made impression on then-assistant coach at Long Beach State

As early as '05, Stanton's potential was clear

It was the summer of 2005 when Tim McDonnell, an assistant coach at Long Beach State at the time, got a glimpse of Giancarlo Stanton. He was built like a tight end, ran like a wide receiver and could hit a baseball with power that brought back memories of Mark McGwire in his USC days.

"It was one of those smaller showcases, the kind not everybody knows about, but I liked them, feeling I could get an extra look at [potential recruits]," said McDonnell.

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Tracy Ringolsby is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Miller has big game for Greensboro

Miller has big game for Greensboro

The hits just keep coming for Jahmai Jones.

The Angels' No. 2 prospect extended his hitting streak to 18 games on Tuesday with a leadoff double in Class A Advanced Inland Empire's 2-0 win over Lake Elsinore. He also hit a single and walked once in the contest, finishing 2-for-4 at the plate.

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Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Leader Watch: Stanton on pace for 60-HR '17

Marlins slugger sets new club record with 43rd dinger Monday

Leader Watch: Stanton on pace for 60-HR '17

If the current day of the week ends with the letter "Y," Giancarlo Stanton has probably hit a home run.

On track to post his healthiest season since 2014, the baseball world is finally getting to see what Stanton can do over a full campaign in his prime. The Marlins' slugger hit yet another dinger Monday night -- his 10th in his past 11 games and 22nd in his last 34 -- while also setting a Marlins franchise record with his 43rd home run of the season in Miami's 8-3 win over the Giants. A year whose narrative was initially dominated by Yankees phenom Aaron Judge has now firmly switched to Stanton, thanks to the dizzying dinger pace he's setting.

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Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton sets Marlins' mark with 43rd homer

Slugger goes deep in 5th straight for another club record

Stanton sets Marlins' mark with 43rd homer

MIAMI -- Hours after being named National League Player of the Week, Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton took another step towards being the Player of the Month, and he set a franchise record in the process.

Stanton belted a two-run home run off Ty Blach in the first inning on Monday night in the Marlins' 8-3 win over the Giants. Now with 43, the 27-year-old passed Gary Sheffield's mark of 42 that stood for 21 years.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins cruise as Stanton's homer sets tone

Marlins cruise as Stanton's homer sets tone

MIAMI -- Records, they say, are meant to be broken. Giancarlo Stanton is smashing home runs at a rate he is primed to shatter a Marlins' standard that stood for 21 years.

Stanton connected on a two-run home run in the first inning and had three RBIs as the Marlins cruised to an 8-3 win over the Giants on Monday night at Marlins Park. With 43 home runs, the four-time All-Star passed Gary Sheffield's previous franchise mark of 42 in 1996.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Giants on Monday.

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Stanton is on pace to homer in every game

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Stanton is on pace to homer in every game

In his first at-bat Monday night, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit his 43rd home run of the season, breaking Gary Sheffield's previous franchise record of 42 dingers. While that's impressive in its own right, Stanton's record-breaker marked the fifth straight game in which he has homered. He has gone yard in all but two of his last 11 games played with 10 total home runs in that span.

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Giancarlo's prodigious power nets weekly honor

Giancarlo's prodigious power nets weekly honor

Giancarlo Stanton has crushed his way to National League Player of the Week honors.

The Marlins right fielder was named NL Player of the Week on Monday after slugging six home runs last week to bring his Major League-leading home run total to 42. His 42nd homer on Sunday against the Rockies -- the 250th of his career -- tied him with Gary Sheffield for the Marlins' single-season franchise record.

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David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins sweep behind Stanton's HR, bullpen

Marlins sweep behind Stanton's HR, bullpen

MIAMI -- Milestones are seemingly coming on a daily basis for Giancarlo Stanton, who connected on his 42nd home run of the season on Sunday, matching Gary Sheffield (1996) for a Marlins record.

Mike Aviles' two-run double and five scoreless innings from the bullpen backed Stanton's heroics as the Marlins swept the Rockies with a 5-3 victory at Marlins Park.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Rockies on Sunday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Samson: Marlins agree to sell to Jeter-led group

Samson: Marlins agree to sell to Jeter-led group

MIAMI -- Marlins president David Samson on Saturday afternoon announced that team owner Jeffrey Loria has an agreement with a group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter to purchase the club.

Samson said the deal was signed around 11:30 p.m. ET on Friday, and it has been submitted to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's office. The purchase price, a source told MLB.com, is $1.2 billion.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton's 463-foot blast landed at the bar

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Stanton's 463-foot blast landed at the bar

Gather 'round fans, there is a lot to celebrate in this post.

Giancarlo Stanton continues to be on a tear from the batter's box.

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Richards fans eight for Jacksonville

Richards fans eight for Jacksonville

Pitching deeper into the season than he ever has before, Beau Burrows continues to get better. Burrows, Detroit's No. 4 prospect (No. 95 overall), was untouchable on Saturday as he tossed six hitless innings with eight strikeouts and two walks to pace Double-A Erie in an 11-0 rout of New Hampshire.

"It was definitely a dominant performance," Erie pitching coach Willie Blair told MiLB.com. "It was probably the most consistent he's been with executing pitches. He located the fastball down in the zone early and on the edges. He then was able to elevate it late. It seemed like his fastball had an extra gear when he got to two strikes. He elevated it and it had a little extra life on it. It was probably the most consistent his breaking stuff has been since I've had him. He's shown times of having breaking balls -- the curveball and the slider. But tonight I think it was a little more consistent."

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Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton's 41st HR backs Nico's return in win

Stanton's 41st HR backs Nico's return in win

MIAMI -- Pitchers are trying to change things up against Giancarlo Stanton, and it's still not working. The four-time All-Star blasted a three-run homer on Saturday night that lifted the Marlins to a 4-3 victory over the Rockies, who are now tied with the D-backs for the first National League Wild Card spot.

Stanton's Major League-leading 41st homer moves him within one of the Marlins' single-season franchise record set by Gary Sheffield in 1996. The no-doubter came in the fourth inning off right-hander Jeff Hoffman, who threw an 86.2-mph changeup that Stanton didn't miss.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Rockies on Saturday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins honor Hall of Famer Raines

Marlins honor Hall of Famer Raines

MIAMI -- Among all that newly inducted Hall of Famer Tim Raines accomplished in his 23-year storied career, nothing quite stands out like his final season, a memorable one he spent with the Marlins.

Although he was largely reduced to a pinch-hitting role with a few occasional starts sprinkled in much like Ichiro Suzuki this year, Raines said his final season in 2002 was one he would forever be thankful for.

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Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins rally with Stanton's 40th HR, 3-run 8th

Marlins rally with Stanton's 40th HR, 3-run 8th

MIAMI -- The Rockies, in the thick of the National League Wild Card race, ran into the hottest home run threat on the planet on Friday night. They weren't able to slow Giancarlo Stanton down as he delivered yet again, knocking his MLB-leading 40th home run.

In the eighth inning, Derek Dietrich hit an RBI single and Tomas Telis added a two-run triple off Jake McGee, rallying the Marlins to a 6-3 win over the Rockies at Marlins Park. Colorado (65-50) remains one game up on D-backs for the first NL Wild Card spot.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Rockies on Friday.

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Stanton continues torrid run with 40th homer

Stanton continues torrid run with 40th homer

MIAMI -- At the pace he is going, Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton isn't looking to just set a Marlins single-season home run mark. The slugger is on pace to obliterate it.

In the sixth inning of Friday night's 6-3 win over the Rockies at Marlins Park, Stanton connected on his 40th home run of the season against right-hander Jon Gray, moving within two of Gary Sheffield's franchise record of 42, set in 1996.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Knowledge is power: 10 facts on Stanton surge

Knowledge is power: 10 facts on Stanton surge

Giancarlo Stanton's home run surge hasn't stopped yet.

The Marlins slugger went deep for the sixth time in seven games on Thursday night in Washington, smacking a two-run shot off Tanner Roark in the third inning. That extended Stanton's career-high homer total to 39, also the most in the Majors this season, and left him one shy of joining Gary Sheffield (42 in 1996) as the only players to reach 40 in Marlins history.

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