Reporting on deaths of a professional athletes is never easy, especially when they were the players that you looked up to as a kid. It was reported earlier this week that a former pitcher of the Minnesota Twins, “Iron Mike” Marshall has passed away. Marshall was most notable for his 90 appearances for the Twins in 1979 that remains a franchise record to this day, and his 1974 Cy Young season with the Los Angeles Dodgers that featured a major league baseball record of 106 appearances.
in 1974 with the Dodgers, Marshall finished the season 15-12 with a 2.42 ERA over 106 games, with 143 strikeouts in 208⅓ innings. To this very day, there has been no pitcher in baseball history has pitched even 100 games in a season. Throughout his career, Marshall played for other MLB teams such as the Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos, Seattle Pilots (now Mariners), Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers and the New York Mets.
It’s the month of June, which means the MLB trade rumors are about to start running rampant. One of the biggest names being rumored for trade is Trevor Story. Story is arguably the best offensive shortstop in baseball right now. One of the heavily rumored landing spots right now is for Story to got o the Yankees. Story would be a fantastic addition to the team, and could definitely help them get to a World Series. There of course would have to be some shifting in the infield with Gleyber Torres moving to second base and DJ LeMahieu going to first base.
While the Yankees would be a very likely pick, there are other teams like the Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants that could use a player like Story on their roster. The Giants seem to be the most unlikely simply because they are in the same division as the Rockies. The Rays would make sense as their production at the shortstop position has been fairly poor over the past couple of years.
Where will Trevor Story end up? Only time will tell, but we will surely know by the end of July!