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The Marlins were the worst team in the National League last year, a 62-100 disaster that was last in most major offensive categories. Lone bright spot Giancarlo Stanton even had a bit of a down year, hitting only .249 with an .845 OPS and 62 RBIs. What's worse, he actually led the Marlins in all of those categories. Marlins general manager Dan Jennings said the team is planning to rebuild around Stanton, but is it time for them to try to accelrate that rebuilding by shipping him for prospects?


Keeping Stanton?

Stanton is one of the most dangerous hitters in the game when healthy -- he led the league in slugging percentage in 2012 with a .608 mark and made the NL All-Star team.

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Marlins GM Dan Jennings said that Giancarlo Stanton is not available for a trade. What should the Marlins do with Stanton?

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Brandon Meriweather apologizes

According to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, Brandon Meriweather is sorry for the comments he made earlier this week directed at the league's rules and Bears WR Brandon Marshall. Meriweather, who was suspended one game for helmet-to-helmet hits against the Bears, said Monday that the NFL rule changes are going to force him to hit players in the knees. Meriweather also took aim at Marshall, after the Bears receiver criticized Meriweather's playing style. Does SN think Meriweather needed to apologize?

  • Do you believe Brandon Meriweather is sorry for his comments directed at the NFL's high hit rules and Brandon Marshall?

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  • Did Meriweather need to apologize for his comments?

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  • Will Brandon Meriweather be suspended again this season for an illegal hit?

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  • Which better describes Brandon Meriweather?

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  • If you were an NFL receiver, where would you rather take a hit?

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  • "I guess I just got to take people's knees out...I would hate to end a guy's career over a rule, but I guess it's better other people than me getting suspended for longer...You can't hit them high anymore." What do you think of Meriweather's statement?

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Pressure has been mounting on the Redskins to change their name. Representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation had a meeting with NFL executives to request that the league sanction Redskins owner Daniel Snyder for conduct detrimental to the league. Snyder reportedly told commissioner Roger Goodell in a recent meeting that he had no plans to change the name, but given the amount of pressure both the league and team are under, things might come to a head fairly soon.


Name change?

In addition to their request to sanction Snyder, Oneida representatives asked league executives to amend the league's bylaws with a rule prohibiting teams from using "dictionary-defined racial slurs" in their names.

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Should the Redskins change their name?

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NFL Week 8 -- Redskins at Broncos

The Denver Broncos finally lost, but the world kept turning, as there's no doubt Peyton Manning's team remains one of the best -- if not the best -- squads in the league. Of course, this view could be shifted if Robert Griffin III & Co. win their third in four games on Sunday to pull back into the NFC East race.

Which team will win at Denver?

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  • Are the Broncos still favorites to win the AFC?

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  • What do you make of the Broncos being ranked No. 3 in the most recent NFL Power Rankings?

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  • How many games will the Broncos win this season?

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  • When will Robert Griffin III return to form?

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  • Is Washington (2-4) a legitimate playoff contender?

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  • The NFL reduced Brandon Meriweather's suspension for illegal hits from two games to one. What do you make of the punishment?

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  • Peyton Manning (ankle) missed practice for the first time in his Broncos career Wednesday, but returned Thursday and is expected to play Sunday. How worried should Denver fans be?

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  • The Broncos are on pace to score 681 points this season. Will they break the New England Patriots' record of 589?

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  • Peyton Manning is on pace to throw 57 TD passes this year and break Tom Brady's single-season record (50). How many will he end up with?

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  • Peyton Manning is on pace to throw for 5,863 yards this season and break Drew Brees' record of 5,476. Will he break the record?

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Cowboys clear NFC East favorites?

It's just one game, and it's only Week 7, but the Dallas Cowboys sure made a statement -- and helped their divisional positioning -- with a 17-3 win at the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. That moves Dallas to 4-3, one game ahead of Philly in the NFC East. Is Dallas a lock? What will happen in the rest of the NFC playoff race?

  • Which best reflects your view of the Cowboys' standing in the NFC East?

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  • How far will the Cowboys go this season?

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  • Will Jason Garrett coach the Cowboys in 2014?

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  • Which team is in better shape right now?

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  • Who should be the Eagles' QB when both are healthy?

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  • When will Robert Griffin III return to form?

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  • How worried should Bears fans be about Jay Cutler's groin injury, which knocked him from Sunday's game?

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  • Which team has the better shot of reaching the playoffs?

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  • Are the Panthers (3-3) legitimate playoff contenders?

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  • Are the Falcons (2-4) still in the playoff mix?

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