Giancarlo Stanton has proved in his short MLB career that he is one of the best players on the Miami Marlins. With the 2013 season fast approaching, there have been discussions about what might happen with Stanton during the rebuild of the Marlins.
There are two sides to this but ultimately, it is going to turn into Stanton staying in Miami for the foreseeable future.
Stanton hit a career-high 37 home runs last season and batted .290, which are fantastic numbers. Those numbers came with a lot of talent around him, but it was losing talent. Those players have all been traded away, and that leaves Stanton being the last big name left in town.
While the Marlins did bring in players like Juan Pierre and Placido Polanco in the off-season Stanton’s numbers are going to suffer this season for Miami. It may seem like a time to trade Stanton away and start from scratch, but Stanton is only 23-years old.
Stanton does deserve a chance to play on a championship team, but that is not going to happen at least this season.
If Stanton can put up 40 home runs and over 100 RBIs for a Marlins team that is likely going to lose 100 games, Miami could find a way to move Stanton to get several solid prospects that can go right into the lineup. This season is going to be a long, painful waiting game for Stanton while basically trying to build up his personal numbers as much as he can.