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Giancarlo Stanton not happy about Marlins’ firesale

Nov 13, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT

Giancarlo Stanton, who is one of the few productive members of the 2012 Marlins not packing his bags for Toronto, just publicly voiced his displeasure with tonight’s still-developing blockbuster trade:

We’d guess that many Marlins fans are feeling the same way. What a disaster for baseball in Miami.

  1. blackandbluedivision - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Careful, or in the words of Bill Goldberg, “You’re Next!”

    • xmatt0926x - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

      Uhh….I’m pretty sure he’d like to be next. If I was him I’d be calling Loria demanding to be the next one dealt.

      • kkolchak - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

        It would be a rare case where if a player held out for a trade the fans would be 100% on his side.

      • Old Gator - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

        There have already been rumors on spawrts tawrk raydeeo that Stanton has privately demanded to be traded. They’re only rumors and we’d hate to see him go, but who can blame him? If his departure meant that the Feesh’s income profile collapsedso completely that it forced Scrooge McLoria and his bunch of crooks out of baseball, it would almost be worth it.

    • mashoaf - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:47 AM

      The Dodgers are kicking themselves right now for getting all of the Red Sox castoffs, when they could have waited and had the Marlins entire talent for cheaper.

  2. kkolchak - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Cheer up, Mike. You only have four more years until your are eligible to be a free agent.

  3. icanspeel - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Maybe if he is lucky he will be next, but doubt it. He will need to start making more money first.

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    It hurts, but we have to remember that we traded the veteran core of a team that TOTALLY SUCKED last year. And they were boring. It hurts, but it hurts like it would hurt getting dumped by a crappy girlfriend.

    • ptfu - Nov 13, 2012 at 11:16 PM

      The Marlins’ problems did not include Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, or Jose Reyes. Those guys played well enough; all three were pretty close to their career norms. They can definitely help the Jays win.

      Emilio Bonifacio and Black Hole Buck were bad, so it’s nice for the Feesh to get rid of them and their contracts. Can’t imagine they’ll spend much time on the field in Toronto.

  5. psuravens19 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    I’d be pissed too if I were him… I’m pretty sure every GM in the league is calling Miami asking his availability

  6. uyf1950 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Stanton’s problem is he doesn’t make enough for the Marlins to dump him. His only hope of getting out based on his salary is if he demands a trade and goes on “strike”.

    • Old Gator - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

      I hope he does. We need to bite a bullet here and shut this team’s revenue down so completely that the scumbag winds up as McCourt East.

      • stex52 - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM

        I feel your pain, OG. At least we had the cold comfort that McClain didn’t want bad teams in Houston, he just couldn’t always judge competent help. That’s a malicious little low life you have there in Miami.

        The sad part, as I’m sure you know, is that Selig will not lift a finger. We have experience of that over here, too.

        Here’s hopes for better times.

      • mashoaf - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:50 AM

        Glad to hear you’re still alive and kicking after this fiasco Old Gator!

      • bigharold - Nov 15, 2012 at 12:55 AM

        “… winds up as McCourt East.”

        As in running the team into the ground and then selling it making an obscene amount of money? Yeah, .. that’ll teach him.

        Gator, .. I’m afraid that you are going to be stuck with this “scumbag” for the foreseeable future.

  7. schlom - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    I’m sure every team in baseball is calling the Marlins and offering their prospects for Stanton.

    • mashoaf - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:51 AM

      Why give there best prospects when you can just offer some money and Loria would probably bite at it.

  8. baldfinfan - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Can they ship Loria to Toronto too?

    • Old Gator - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

      Sure, if they want to start a war.

      • proudlycanadian - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM

        Our government is trying hard to keep out undesirables.

      • cur68 - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:23 PM

        And the last time Americans tried a war with us it didn’t end well for the Americans. We’ve done our time with Jeff Loria, thank you very much.

      • raysfan1 - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM

        You’re right, it would be unfair to unilaterally foist Luria off on you Canadians. Now, keep Justin Beaver north of the border, or we shall retaliate with sending you Luria.

      • historiophiliac - Nov 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM


  9. ezthinking - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Sign Hamilton with the savings then trade him off next year.

  10. dannymac17 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Get rid of Jeff Loria for the love of god.

    Somebody has to do something. He gave out false promises and im not even a Marlins fan but i wanted them to succeed cause my first year in baseball i was a florida marlin. Im a dodger fan, but this is ridiculous.

    Get this bum outta the league. MLB DO YOUR JOB.

  11. brewcrewfan54 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    This is the 1 occasion where I wouldnt blame aplayer for damanding or pouting his way out of town.

  12. illadelphiasphinest - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    RAJ get in on this firesale n get Stanton up here!!

  13. phalatek6 - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    False fact: Stanton wasn’t commenting on the trade.

    Actual fact: I wish Stanton played for my favorite team.

  14. edelmanfanclub - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Considering all Loria is asking for in return is salary relief and bad players, Boston will happily take Stanton in exchange for Alfredo Aceves and Mauro Gomez. Loria is a jerk and a half, and he’s ruined baseball for that city.

  15. greymares - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    you should be mad Stanton, i think you should demand a trade to the Phillies.

  16. vallewho - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    He’s just making room for A-rod (just kidding A-rod. Sorry to drag you into this).

  17. klink6224 - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Just opening up the payroll to bring in the game changer that is Alex Rodriguez Stanton for ARod straight up. Stupid joke of a franchise that is the Marlins

  18. tbbucs621 - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    The Rays have a crap load of players in the minors we can trade for Mike Stanton. I would to see him in our lineup.

  19. Walk - Nov 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    I hereby place stanton into an eternal state of dibs for the braves.

  20. Utley's Hair - Nov 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Hey, Gator, send him up here. We’ll take care of him for ya.

  21. kappy32 - Nov 14, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    Mets NEED a young, powerful, right-handed outfielder right now. If Stanton makes enough of a stink, he may be on the move as well. I don’t like the idea of the Mets trading either Harvey or Wheeler (2 front of the rotation, MLB-ready prospects), but I would gladly give one of them, Jon Niese, Lucas Duda, and their choice of 1 or 2 mid-level pitching prospects in return for Stanton. Hell, I’d drive either Wheeler or Harvey down to Miami for the Mets if they could get Stanton. Many Mets fans are going to whine about this far-fetched possibility (my fellow Mets fans have a habit of seriously overvaluing prospects; not overrate, but overvalue), but this is something Sandy should look into. This would show that he is serious about building a contender in 2014. Unfortunately, as I mentioned, this is far-fetched for a couple reasons, not the least being that the Mets are incompetent when it comes to acquiring talent. Additionally, should Stanton become available, I am pretty sure every team in baseball would be interested, led by the Yankees with their need for an OF & stockpile of talented prospects, and the Marlins may not be too keen on trading a possible future hall of famer to an in-division rival.

    As a side note… I hope Jose is loving his decision to go to Miami. He now finds himself on a foreign team with very little following in the US when for a little less money he could’ve been still playing in the best city in the world, New York. The Jays are still stuck in the 1980’s with their astro-turf field & Jose has a history of nagging leg issues. Those who have played sports on astro-turf in the past know that the surface is very unforgiving on your legs. I played numerous years of football (pop, HS, college), and 1 game on astro-turf, not even a full game but 3 1/2 qtrs, resulted in me completely blowing out my right ankle & have 3 surgeries to fix it. Jose is going to find it very difficult to stay healthy while playing 81 games on that satanic surface.

    • cur68 - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:00 AM

      And yet no one has had any problems like you describe at first, second, SS or third due to turf at Skydome. Given your extensive sports background I’d say you were always going to blow out an ankle. Just your bad luck it happened on AstroTurf.

      Reyes played a full season last year. He spent significant time injured while on the Mets, playing on grass only, all of it lower body related. He might actually be better off on Skydome’s consistent surface and off that treacherous grass one. As far as I can see it wasn’t doing him any good at all, injury wise.

  22. legacybroken - Nov 14, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Dear Scrooge McLoria and the Feesh

    We will happily take Stanton of your hands , while making sure he is still surrounded by lots of former Feesh players.

    Signed Mike Illitch, Dave Dombrowski and the Detroit Tigers.

  23. southbeachtalent - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    We are soooo attractve to free agents… I still can’t believe this horse crap. What a bunch of crooks. Too bad to, that stadium was awesome.

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