Miami Marlins Rumors: Uncertainty Surrounds Giancarlo Stanton

By Ryan Gaydos
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Growing frustrations around the Miami Marlins organization is not something you should be worrying about with the kind of young team the Marlins are going to field in 2013. However, it seems like there is a broken record playing because all you can really do is go back to November and recall the 12-player trade the Marlins made with the Toronto Blue Jays. This is where the organization pulled a Titanic and it the ill-fated metaphorical iceberg to send the franchise sinking along with all of the hopes and dreams of the players that were left and the fans that supported them through an atrocious season.

Those who are on the life raft are considering jumping off into the treacherous ice water to make it on their own. One of those players is Giancarlo Stanton who, since the trade, has made it known that he does not agree with the moves the three-headed dragon, Jeffrey Loria, Dan Jennings and Larry Beinfest have made. The fans have also taken to the street to protest the season and even protest the season ticket sales. The feeling, though, its that there will be a riot if Loria decides to unload Stanton in the spring or even during the season. That threat could turn into reality sooner than later.

Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees beat reporters have envisioned the teams they cover will go out to try and lure Loria to pull the trigger on a trade for Stanton, because as you may know everyone has a price and Loria’s does not seem to be that high. With Stanton’s contract not even in the $1 million range, yet, the Tigers and the Yankees could both be drooling at the possibility of getting someone like Stanton.

Detroit has the players to catch Loria’s eye. Nick Castellanos, Avisail Garcia and Rick Porcello are all possible options for the Marlins to grab since Detroit is set with the roster they have. The Yankees do not have the best prospects in the system and trading more young players will be an even bigger detriment to the farm system. If anything, this is the right time to try for Stanton; he is cheap, young, and on a ball club that does not seem to give two you know whats about the product that fans pay tickets to see night in and night out.

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