The Miami Marlins have publicly come out and stated for the record that they will not trade Giancarlo Stanton. When asked by Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on the SiriusXM show, “The Front Office,” Marlins general manager Dan Jennings was asked point blank whether there were any circumstances under which Stanton would not be in right field to start the 2014 MLB season in Miami.
“Mr. Stanton is not available,” Jennings said. “He is going to be in right field at Marlins Park, and [we’re] looking forward to having a big year with him. We’re excited. We think it’s going to be a lot of fun building around him, and what he can mean to this ballclub and that city.”
Phew. That must be a relief to Marlins fans. All 36 of them.
After all, it is not as if any Miami executive ever told a lie to the fans before. It is not like this organization has not built an empire off of fleecing the fans and taxpayers and convincing them that they should build them a brand new ballpark because this team is going to be a legitimate World Series contender for the next decade and then blowing it up after just a few months.
That never happened in South Beach, right?
The easiest way to tell when a Marlins executive is lying is if their lips are moving. If they are, then you can expect nothing but lies to come out at every occasion. Whether it is from Jeffrey Loria or David Samson or anyone else in this shame of a franchise, the Marlins have done nothing but misrepresent themselves to the very few fans they have left, proving they care only about the money. Miami can say today that they have no plans to trade Stanton.
One simple phone call and that all changes. It always has.