Sure, the Miami Marlins have come out and said numerous times that there is no way the organization is going to trade outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
The same thing was thought when the team signed an entire new franchise heading into the 2012 season … then blew it up afterwards. Miami could say anything they want, but no one is going to believe them — especially since talk for Stanton continues to make news.
The thought of the Marlins trading the one piece that holds the team together is enough to give any Fish fan a nauseating feeling. Do not be surprised if Larry Beinfest and company decide that July 31 is the day to drown the ship that has tried to right itself for the past eight months.
The Boston Red Sox are going to do whatever it takes to acquire Stanton, who has the most ideal contract in baseball right now for someone who has hit more than 30 home runs the past two seasons. Boston has the prospects to entice the Marlins to trade Stanton, and it may not be that hard to sway Miami’s front office.
Who knows at this point?
This season, Stanton has 13 home runs and 33 RBIs while working on a career-high in walks as well as battling injuries. He is doing everything by himself and without the proper protection in the lineup, there is nothing for him to do. For the sake of Marlins fans, he needs to stay in that city.