There is a lot of buzz about Miami Marlins right-handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco getting traded. It looks like Nolasco could be traded within a week or so to a team in the western part of the United States. Whether it is the American League West or the National League West is still yet to be determined but one thing is for sure, Nolasco is definitely on the way out.
The one big name that is going to be left on the sinking ship is outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton is making under $1 million per year and the Marlins could get the most value out of trading him away. However, the Marlins are not going to trade its star player, the only player left that puts anyone into the seats at the tumbleweed-riddled Marlins Park. Stanton is the underpaid superstar slugger of the team and is the only one worth anything as of right now. Everyone else is second fiddle.
Miami considers Stanton to be building block instead of a trade chip that everyone else thinks he is. However, no matter whom you believe, one thing is certain and that is you cannot trust whatever the Marlins front office puts out. Miami could just trade Stanton out of the blue for no reason and that would be the final nail into the coffin of the Marlins organization.
Is keeping Stanton part of some undercover plan? Only time will tell.