The next few weeks figure to come with more speculation on the Giancarlo Stanton trade front, as the Miami Marlins continue to explore means to slash salary ahead of the 2018 season. The General Managers meetings saw the Marlins with meet with several clubs to discuss various scenarios.
The Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are among the teams that have been connected to Stanton. The Giants have been identified as one of the more aggressive suitors.
It’s believed they submitted a trade offer to the Marlins at the conclusion of last week’s meetings. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Cardinals have also presented the Marlins with a proposal for Stanton:
Source: #STLCards have made a formal trade offer to #Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton. @MLB @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 19, 2017
A deal involving Stanton is no easy task, considering he has 10 years and $295 million remaining on his contract. Moreover, the four-time All-Star holds a full no-trade clause. A recent report indicated Stanton would not waive it to join the Cardinals or Red Sox.
While the Marlins may be looking to unload salary, they were told by teams a return of notable prospects or Major League players would be contingent on how much cash Miami includes in a potential deal.
Like San Francisco, St. Louis has been linked to multiple trade scenarios that would allow for them to solidify their outfield and lineup.