The thing that Miami Marlins fans want right now is for owner Jeffrey Loria to sell the team to someone who will not micromanage the people that are underneath him that make personnel decisions. However, that is never going to happen and with Loria at the helm, there aren’t any Marlins players that are safe from being traded on lopsided deals. With that said, Giancarlo Stanton has nothing to lose and should spend 2013 trying to boost his trade value.
Stanton was not one of the Marlins players to ask for a trade after Loria dismantled the team. He was disgruntled but kept to himself although you could probably only imagine what the young outfielder had to be thinking or feeling at the time his teammates for one year were traded away. If Stanton does want to be traded during the season or at season’s end, he will more than likely get traded if he asks politely, keeps quiet in the media and puts up another big season.
Stanton’s home run totals have gone up since he first made his debut in 2010. In 2012, Stanton hit 37 home runs with 86 RBI and slugged a league-leading .608 during a season where the Marlins struggled mightily through the summer months. Stanton is the highest-commodity that could be made available and knowing how the ownership has been running lately, the right deal would sway Loria to trade his own mother.
Marlins fans will not be happy, but this is all just a product of how things have been going in the last decade.