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Derek Jeter: “There Is Nothing To Update” On Potential Giancarlo Stanton Trade

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The timetable for the Miami Marlins to trade slugger Giancarlo Stanton remains unclear.

In what remains a two-way race between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals to acquire the 2017 National League MVP’s services, the Los Angeles Dodgers “continue to monitor the situation”, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports.

Frisaro also reports per MLB.com’s Joe Morosi that the Marlins have the framework in place for a deal with both the Giants and Cardinals. Since Stanton has a full no-trade clause, he ultimately gets to make the decision.

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter joined the Marlins Hot Stove radio show on 940 AM WINZ on Tuesday to discuss what lies ahead for his superstar outfielder:

“There is nothing to update. I think the best way to answer it is, listen, we will explore every option out there to make our organization better. There have been no decisions. We have not made many decisions whatsoever on the baseball side. So, we’re still gathering information. As soon as there’s something to share, I’ll be more than happy to share it,” said Jeter.

Stanton, 28, is owed $295 million over the next 10 years ($25 million in 2018), which complicates matters in trading him. His 13-year, $325 million deal signed prior to 2015 is the largest contract in Major League Baseball history; it also includes an opt-out clause following 2020.

“He’s arguably the best player in the game,” added Jeter. “He just won the MVP Award. He had one of the greatest seasons that I’ve seen a player have in the last 20-plus years.”

Stanton’s 59 home runs in 2017 were the most in the majors since 2006, and tied for ninth most all-time in a single season.

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Marlins Sign Curtis Granderson

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The Miami Marlins have signed veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson to a minor league deal that includes as Spring Training invitation, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Per Heyman, Granderson will earn $1.75 million in the majors with a potential $250K in potential incentives.

Granderson, 37, may not be the outfielder he once was, but he can still produce at the plate.

Last season, Granderson posted a slash line of .242/.351/.431 with 13 homeruns playing for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Padres, Dodgers, Reds, Braves, Rays in “Advanced Stages” for Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto

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The Miami Marlins may be closing in on a deal to deal catcher J.T. Realmuto as several teams are considered to be in “advanced stages” in talks about a trade, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.

The report goes on to say that the Cincinnati Reds are in “substantive” talks with the Marlins.

Other teams linked to the deep talks are the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Marlins Sign Neil Walker

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The Miami Marlins have signed veteran infielder Neil Walker to a one-year deal, according to an official team announcement.

Walker, who played for the New York Yankees last season, is expected to platoon at first base but will also see time around the infield in 2019, and will earn $2 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Walker struggled in 2018, posting a .219/.309/.354 slash line for the Yankees, but came on at the end of the season.

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