Much has been made about the Marlins’ efforts to sign star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a contract extension, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that they are also talking to some of their other young players.
As Rosenthal writes, a deal for Jose Fernandez is doubtful. Boras typically pushes his clients to test free agency. Still, it’s hard to fault them for trying. The Marlins are fighting a perception battle, so locking up some members of their young core could help turn the tide somewhat. It might not convince Giancarlo Stanton to stick around for the long haul, but it’s a step in the right direction to rebuild some level of trust with their fanbase.
While the Marlins are talking to Fernandez, Yelich, and Hechavarria, they aren’t at risk of losing any of them anytime soon. Fernandez and Hechavarria under team control through 2018 while Yelich is controlled through 2019.