The Miami Marlins are having an offseason Marlins fans want to forget. The front office has already traded everyone that would make up a complete ball club and are still looking to sink the ship even further. However, trying to put back wind in the proverbial sails, assistant general manager Dan Jennings told Jim Bowden of SiriusXM that the team is listening to offers on Giancarlo Stanton but are not planning on shopping him around.
Stanton has been outspoken about his disgust with the club after the trade the team made back in November. Stanton was not the only one that was left behind though. Right-handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco was also left behind and is now one of the lone proven pitchers left on the Marlins staff.
The Marlins have been fielding calls for Stanton from teams around the league. There are plenty of teams that would like to add the young slugger that the Marlins have right now but if Miami were to trade him, there would be complete anarchy in the city that has seen its team win two World Series since coming to the league in 1993.
In his short career, Stanton has 93 home runs, 232 RBI in three seasons. His home run numbers have increased over the three years and he had a league-leading slugging percentage total of .608 in 2012.
Jennings reassured everyone that the Marlins are not planning anymore huge surprises in going after big name free agents that are still left on the market. Still, there isn’t really a hope that Stanton is 100 percent safe and there still is feeling that he could be traded at anytime.
Follow Ryan Gaydos on Twitter.