MLB Rumors: Will Miami Marlins Trade Giancarlo Stanton?

By Andy Schmidt
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Major League Baseball offseason has seen yet another complete rebuild happen with the Miami Marlinsjust one year after opening their new ballpark. While Miami has become a disgrace to the rest of the league, there is one player left with the team that should get his wish to get out of town in Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton could bring a huge package of talent to Miami, and would allow Stanton to get to a winning team.

Stanton is a monster at the plate, would fit into any team’s lineup. There are a ton of teams already pounding on Miami’s door trying to pry Stanton out of town. I would think that there are two teams in particular that would be interesting choices. The first team I would suggest is the Kansas City Royals. The Royals appear to be on the edge of getting into playoff contention, and if Kansas City were inclined to trade one of their young stars like Eric Hosmer back to Miami along with a few other prospects, that trade could happen and may allow Kansas City to contend for a division title.

The other team that would be interesting to me is the Chicago Cubs. There are Cubs fans everywhere that would love to see this happen but unless the Cubs want to part with Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, along with a few others, it just isn’t going to happen. Chicago would be a great landing spot for Stanton, where he has the chance to hit 40-45 home runs at Wrigley Field, especially when the wind is blowing out. It is more likely than not that Miami holds on to Stanton, but I don’t think that would be the best plan. It is time to just trade Stanton somewhere and start from the bottom again.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.

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