Marlins Want Wacha, Martinez From Cardinals In Stanton Deal

Ruben Hill
December 7, 2017

Stanton is from Sherman Oaks, grew up a Dodger fan and also owns a home in the Hollywood Hills.

Nearly all of them have revolved around the Giants, Cardinals, and Dodgers and the likelihood of each team acquiring the Miami slugger. As well, in 2018 they're going to return a core that includes Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, and Kenley Jansen. This is a pretty good package, but that doesn't mean it is because these prospects are out of this world. The meetings however do not necessarily indicate that a deal is close to being finalized, the meetings were more of a feeling out process for the teams involved, it was a chance to pitch the organization to Stanton, and to try to sway him into approving a deal.

MLB Network's Jon Morosi previously reported the Marlins would accept a deal of Beede, Shaw and Joe Panik if the Giants committed to paying at least $250 million of the $295 million remaining on Stanton's contract. That's still the case even if the rival Giants land Stanton (and Shohei Ohtani, for that matter). They've been mediocre for years - a restart is nearly necessary.

What you got, St. Louis? The upshot is that taking on a contract like Stanton's would make it hard for them to get under the threshold. "In terms of our deal it just has a number of contingencies, one of course that's paramount is relative to his full no trade and that's a decision that really comes from him". How much can they take on while still hitting their payroll targets and addressing other roster needs both now and in the years to come?

The St. Louis Cardinals seem to be the only other club still in play for Stanton.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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