Marlins asking too much for Stanton

Marlins asking too much for Stanton

Major League Baseball's reigning home run king remains up for grabs.

Despite the hefty price tag, a number of teams including the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals have all been tied to Stanton in a potential trade.

Giancarlo Stanton knows where he doesn't want to end up if he can't stay in Miami - maybe. If having him at that salary was so important to a team, why did the Marlins still suck? On the other hand, the Marlins know that this market has nearly nothing in middle-of-the-order bats, and nothing that comes close to offering the power and on-base skills of Stanton, with all due respect to J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer.

However, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports cited a source who said Stanton hasn't completely ruled out the Red Sox or any other team.

Marlins asking too much for Stanton

The fact Stanton can revoke any deal is a complicating factor in an already complex situation.

In any event, trading for Stanton would be quite a commitment, both financially and in terms of assets surrendered.

Stanton, one of baseball's most feared power hitters, is coming off a tremendous 2017 season in which he totaled an MLB-best 59 home runs and 132 RBIs.

Stanton is entering the fourth season of a 13-year, $325 million contract that is set to start paying him at least $25 million annually beginning in 2018. The four-time All-Star hit.281 with a 1.007 OPS and would be a massive addition to the middle of any lineup.



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