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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton reportedly won’t settle for a commerce to the Boston Red Sox or St. Louis Cardinals, in accordance with Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald.
Stanton has a no-trade clause as part of his contract, giving him the power to just accept or decline any offers the Marlins comply with with one other group.
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill addressed the no-trade clause Tuesday and acknowledged he had an concept of Stanton’s preferences, per
“I do have a sense, and we’ll keep that internally. At the appropriate time we’ll discuss what we need to discuss. … With the whole trade process, there are rumors out there—and there have been a lot of them—I didn’t speak to the media until last week but he was traded 15 million different places. We work internally. We do what we need to do, and if we need to present him with something, we will do so at the appropriate time.”
The truth Stanton can revoke any deal is one other complicating consider an already advanced scenario. Stanton additionally has 10 years and at the very least $295 million remaining on his contract, that means any group that trades for him might want the Marlins to soak up a few of that price.
On the opposite hand, Stanton is coming off an MVP-level season that noticed him hit .281 with 59 homers, 132 RBI and 123 runs. The Marlins will not need to give away their celebrity on a budget—big contract or not.
Thus, it is not shocking that it already seems there’s a disconnect between the Marlins and groups in relation to the potential compensation for Stanton,
Buster Olney of ESPN famous, “Some rival execs view the Marlins’ prospect asking value for Giancarlo Stanton as shockingly excessive and considerably out of contact with actuality, and never discounted practically sufficient given the whopping $295 million he is owed (with the forthcoming out clause after the 2020 season).”
And on condition that the Marlins need to minimize their payroll again to $90 million, they will not be concerned with taking again something aside from prospects in a deal for Stanton. That might go away a group just like the Red Sox out within the chilly anyway.
As Jennings wrote, “Trading for Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz and Tyler Thornburg has left the minor league system relatively bare, and their best remaining trade chips are Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi, two players the ballclub would like to keep in the lineup.”
The Cardinals have extra prospects to work with, together with a secure of younger outfielders. But it is a moot level if Stanton is not keen to play in St. Louis.