In the wake of the recent dismantling of the Miami Marlins, numerous teams have checked with the Marlins on the availability of outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. The New York Yankees join the Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs on the list of teams that are interested in Stanton.
The Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a 12-player blockbuster trade last week, which increased the Blue Jays’ payroll greatly and opened up a lot of salary options for the Marlins. Commissioner Bud Selig will be watching the Marlins very closely at this point since their team is comparable to a Double-A team. The Marlins gave away Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and Jose Reyes along with Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck for a boat load of young players and prospects.
Miami has made it known that they are not going to trade Stanton. He is considered to be untouchable, but that could change depending on what mood owner Jeffrey Loria is in that day. Stanton’s contract is extremely favorable and the Marlins have not made an effort to talk about a contract extension with him.
A trade for Stanton could be in his best interest. If he goes to a large market team, say the Yankees, there is a good chance he will have a job for the next 10 years of his career all while making favorable money. The Marlins faithful will definitely not like it but Stanton has to be concerned with the way the organization is being ran and should be concerned for his own future.
The 23-year-old has a career .270/.350/.533 slash line with 93 total homers. He hit his career mark in 2012 with 37 home runs and it has been increasing ever since he made it to the big leagues with the Marlins. If the franchise does not trade him, it is time to field a roster around him.
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