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  • 2018 Marlins' Season Thread

    Marlins Trade Rumors: The latest on the Giancarlo Stanton Sweepstakes.

    Giancarlo Stanton could go to St. Louis.

    Or Boston.

    Or Los Angeles.

    Or Philadelphia.

    Or San Francisco.

    Look up almost any team, couple it with Stanton’s name, and you’re bound to find either a rumor or a wishful article by fans and news media alike tying Stanton to their respective team.

    How, then, to sift through the noise and determine where he actually might end up?

    We know that he has a no-trade clause and can veto any deal Derek Jeter brings before him. This is important to remember, because if, say, the Toronto Blue Jays come up with the best package, it might be entirely irrelevant based upon Stanton’s opinion of maple bars (they’re delicious Giancarlo give them a try).

    We also know that Stanton is tired of losing, and doesn’t want to stick around for a rebuild. That, coupled with the sure knowledge that Jeter has by now spoken to Stanton about trading him, would lead one to believe that Stanton would be open to being moved. To the right team.

    We think we know that Stanton wants to play on one of the coasts, ostensibly to keep him closer to his swanky new Miami digs, or to get him closer to his original stomping grounds in Southern California.

    Taking into account these variables in regard to the five teams currently most spoken of in the same sentence as Giancarlo Stanton, and taking these rumors and Stanton’s word himself very seriously, I think we can play a little game of elimination. Stanton doesn’t want to lose anymore. I think that safely eliminates the Philadelphia Phillies, who are beginning to gather up some nice pieces (who wouldn’t want Rhys Hoskins right now?) in their rebuild but are not quite there yet in terms of contention.

    It would also seemingly eliminate the San Francisco Giants. Although it would put him back on the west coast, the Giants don’t really appear to be on the verge of contention again after losing almost 100 games this past season. Also, they might not have the all-important combination of money and prospects to get the deal done.

    I don’t think there’s any doubt that Stanton would love to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team he rooted for growing up. That would put him squarely back in his hometown, with a team that was a maddening game seven loss away from World Series glory a mere 10 days ago. The real question is: Do the Dodgers want Stanton?

    It doesn’t appear to be that way, with the NL Champions looking to reduce the game’s highest payroll prior to the start of next season, to help curtail excessive luxury taxes. Every team would love to have Stanton, money aside, but it’s hard to say that the Dodgers really need him, given their already talented lineup.

    So where does that leave us? The Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams have the need, the prospects and the money required to get the job done. Both clubs have established a firm tradition of winning (imagine saying that to a Red Sox fan circa 2003...time changes everything), so either would be sure to satisfy Stanton’s quest for post-season glory (or post-season anything, really).

    Interestingly enough, average flight times between Boston and Miami and St. Louis and Miami aren’t really all that much different (give Boston about a twenty minute advantage), so if proximity to Stanton’s downtown condo were important to him, travel time shouldn’t be a factor. It seems to me, all things being equal, that Stanton would prefer to be on a coastal winner, and that would seem to give Boston an edge (though I am sure that as a human being with an innate desire to feel wanted, he could potentially be convinced by Jeter to accept a trade elsewhere).

    Stanton may seem to hold all the cards but he’ll still have to play the hand he’s been dealt.
    Chairman of the Bored ©

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    I would love to see Giancarlo end up in Boston, but I think the Marlins would have to eat quite a good chunk of the remaining contract to make it happen. I'm not too worried about the Yanks stepping in here because they have two young righty bangers in Judge and Sanchez (and I am higher on Gary's future of the two) and would probably be better served by spending in other areas. An effective Stanton could make a huge difference on a Bosox team that didn't have a ton of power last season, but I don't see John Henry and crew getting emotional about this and going all in unless they think it really works for the club financially. Everybody has to be looking at Pujols to see how these monstrous muscled sluggers can age quickly, although I should note that Stanton is coming off a career best season at 27 while Albert had already started to slip just a bit at 31 before he left the Cardinals.
    "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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    • #3
      Time will tell...I hope The Ex Crankee and New Marlins Owner decides to keep him in Miami...If he's gone it will be just like with ASS Loria
      Chairman of the Bored ©

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      • #4
        Marlins warn Stanton: Accept a trade or you’ll be only star on stripped-down team
        http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/sp...186954163.html
        The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
          Marlins warn Stanton: Accept a trade or you’ll be only star on stripped-down team
          http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/sp...186954163.html
          Was that a warning or the truth?? If he stays, they sell everything including the furniture..Seems both sides are stuck in a precarious situation here.
          North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla :atthepc

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          • #6
            Originally posted by colocolo View Post
            Time will tell...I hope The Ex Crankee and New Marlins Owner decides to keep him in Miami...If he's gone it will be just like with ASS Loria
            So much for that...So now we hear about the other Marlins being on the block..Looks like just another Loria situation with or without the ex Crankee..And they wonder why they can't draw fans???
            North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla :atthepc

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            • #7
              Well in Miami we are just like if Loria continued running the Team to The Ground...Instead Jetter AKA Jester is NOW doinn a great Job imitating Loria or IS IT That Loria Secretly is and continues to be the Major FUNDER for Jetter ????

              Nothinn that would Surprise us the ONES that know what is happenning at Marlins Park.

              We can SMELL THE Stench of Rooting Marlins from the distance.
              Last edited by colocolo; 01-29-2018, 04:43 AM.
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              • #8
                The Writing on The Walls of South Florida.
                Chairman of the Bored ©

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by colocolo View Post
                  The Writing on The Walls of South Florida.
                  Are there any Marlins fans left??
                  North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla :atthepc

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                  • #10
                    Miami-Dade County To Sue Jeffrey Loria, Marlins
                    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/...a-marlins.html
                    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                    • #11
                      Read ALL About it FOLKS
                      Derek Jeter met with members of the baseball and softball teams from Marjory Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.) High School on Friday.
                      Chairman of the Bored ©

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                      • #12
                        Well Folks.......Time to play Ball !!!!!
                        Chairman of the Bored ©

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                        • #13
                          Recent injuries, roster decisions suggest Marlins will break camp with these starting pitchers

                          Here’s who will fill out the staff behind de facto ace José Ureña.
                          Chairman of the Bored ©

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                          • #14
                            Chairman of the Bored ©

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                            • #15
                              Cubs here in Miami the 29th thru April 1st......Go FISH Go !!!!
                              Chairman of the Bored ©

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