MLB Trade Rumors: 5 teams that could land Giancarlo Stanton
It’s all but certain that the Miami Marlins will trade Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, but which lucky team will land him?
It’s gotten to a point where it isn’t a matter of if the Miami Marlins will trade star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, but when. A report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports names the San Francisco Giants as the “early favorites” to land the powerful righty bat, but teams like the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies are also possible destinations.
The one potential hiccup is that Stanton has a full no-trade clause, not to mention a minimum $77m on the $325m deal he inked with Miami back in 2015. Even if Stanton agrees to waive the clause, the Marlins and new owner Derek Jeter won’t have much bargaining power in terms of return package since it would so obviously be a salary dump on Miami’s end.
Either way, one thing is certain. Of the following teams that could make a play for Stanton, his presence would make for an immediate upgrade to the lineup.