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Phillies, Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles, Cubs and others have inquired about Giancarlo Stanton

Nov 25, 2012, 5:06 PM EST

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The Marlins have stated that they’re not shopping young slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who is still inexpensive and the last consistent source of offensive production on their active roster.

Of course, that hasn’t stopped teams from calling.

A major league source told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe this weekend that “the Phillies, Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles, Cubs and many more” have inquired about Stanton since that blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays was made public. But Cafardo notes that commissioner Bud Selig is “watching the Marlins closely” and “may not look to fondly upon a deal for the Marlins’ biggest draw.”

Stanton, who just turned 23 years old, batted .290/.361/.608 with 37 home runs and 86 RBI in 123 games this past season for Miami. If the Fish do deal him, they’ll want a loaded package of prospects in return.

  1. thebadguyswon - Nov 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    More accurate headline:

    The 29 other teams calling Marlins about Stanton

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 25, 2012 at 5:28 PM

      28! The Jays decided not to ask for Stanton. They had no reason to get too greedy.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Nov 25, 2012 at 5:34 PM

        greedy with what? you picked up a bunch of players who couldnt cut the mustard and they wont do any better in “13

      • proudlycanadian - Nov 25, 2012 at 5:43 PM

        I see that Harry’s sense of humor has not changed since his stint in the pig pen.

  2. indaburg - Nov 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Price has also been trying to recruit him via Twitter.

    DAVIDprice14: “@Giancarlo818 happy thanksgiving…stay in fla…just come play for the #rays please!!! We would love to have you”

    Oh, man, what I wouldn’t give to get Stanton. Power hitter, young, and cheap. He’s perfect.

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 25, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      If Price wants to play with former Marlins, Toronto would be happy to have him.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Nov 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM

        why would anyone thats good want to play for a 4th place team? makes no sense, i know

    • historiophiliac - Nov 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      Sweetheart, you’re drooling.

      • indaburg - Nov 25, 2012 at 6:10 PM

        Like one of Pavlov’s dogs. That obvious, huh.

      • historiophiliac - Nov 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM

        I was doing it recently too, so I know it when I see it. :)

      • proudlycanadian - Nov 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM

        LOL ladies. That was tears you saw from my laughter! Cheers my dears!

  3. willclarkgameface - Nov 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    The Red Sox would have to empty their farm system to get this guy (like all the other teams listed). Problem with the Red Sox is that while they have some decent prospects down in the minors, who is going to play in the bigs to keep them at least a little competitive next season?

    I think this move for them is a year or two too late. They could have done it in 2010, but not now, not if they want to stay true to their off season edict of really keeping with the youth and development and blah blah blah.

    It won’t matter anyway. The AL East is a beast and the Red Sox will be lucky if they even get to 80 wins next season, a marked improvement over 2012, but the east is THAT good.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Nov 26, 2012 at 7:39 AM

      not reallly sure why you think the AL East is that goood. Nostalgia for when they were?

      • willclarkgameface - Nov 26, 2012 at 9:56 AM

        Jays are greatly improved over last year. Orioles will continue to be good with Buck at the helm. Yankees are old, but still talented. Rays will be in the mix making life difficult for all parties. Red Sox suck right now, but even with a new manager and a few half-hearted attempts at free agent signings they should be slightly better, almost .500.

  4. joerymi - Nov 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Well hey, that Miguel Cabrera deal worked for them.

    Oh….wait.

  5. bostonboy82 - Nov 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    “Hey Jeff, it’s Ben over in Boston, it appears your as stupid as me, how bout Stanton for Ortiz, Dustin and Will”?

    • historiophiliac - Nov 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

      Hey, Ben. Sorry, no, I’m having waaaaay too much fun dangling him out there to toy with other owners and jerk our fans around. Call me after my holiday fun. BTW, how’d you like that lump of coal I sent you?

  6. alexo0 - Nov 25, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Stanton to TB would make a ton of sense. The Rays would be so much more interesting to watch if they added to their one-man offense. Longoria-Stanton would be incredibly scary.

    • pkers - Nov 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

      TB currently has a 2-man offense. Longoria, Zobrist, Zobrist, and Zobrist.

      http://www.fangraphs.com/not/index.php/ss-ben-zobrist-2b-ben-zobrist-and-1b-ben-zobrist/

  7. ml3939 - Nov 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    What could phillies possibly give up to get Stanton considering the Marlins would want prospects? They would struggle putting together a package for former pitcher Mike Stanton at his current value.

  8. slammed81 - Nov 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Phillies can give up Ruff buddy.. guy just broke howards records in the minor do your homework …then they can throw in scrubs after that its the marlins

    • thebadguyswon - Nov 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM

      The Phillies don’t have the goods. Realistically, only teams like Seattle, Tampa and Texas do.

    • ml3939 - Nov 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM

      Yes, I am sure the Marlins are clamoring for a prospect who will be 27 years old in July that never hit more than 9 home runs in any minor league season prior to 2011. Meanwhile Stanton has hit at least 9 home runs in 3 different months since he has been in the majors. Any more assignments?

    • ryanrockzzz - Nov 26, 2012 at 7:18 AM

      If you did your homework, you’d know that other teams don’t consider Ruff a valuable prospect at this point. They consider him a one tool player with bad defense, so that def. would not get it done. Just because a player hits a bunch of HR’s in AA and one 2 weeks in the major’s while seeing all fastballs doesn’t mean he’s a can’t miss player.

      If the Phillies had any remote chance of getting any player of Stanton’s caliber, it would take at least 4 players to get it done.

      Stanton for Tommy Joseph (C)/ Vance Worely/Dom Brown/Phillipe Aumount….One of the only legit combinations I can think of, and if I’m the Marlins, I’m not doing that or any other deal with the Phils.

  9. Old Gator - Nov 25, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Whoever picks him up at this juncture the Iron Giant will be playing his way back to California sooner or later. It’s his home and it’s where he wants to play and live. He would be at best a medium-term rental for anyone who traded for him now unless he winds up on the west coast.

    Having said that, though, I suspect he would rather be playing in Kansas City or Pittsburgh in the interim that play for the Scrooge McLoria crime family any longer.

  10. chill1184 - Nov 25, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    “But Cafardo notes that commissioner Bud Selig is “watching the Marlins closely” and “may not look to fondly upon a deal for the Marlins’ biggest draw.””

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

  11. rockthered1286 - Nov 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Do you think we could pass off Matt Hobgood as a “highly touted prospect?” I’d say the O’s could part with X, Schoop, and a pitching prospect for him (and some others obviously) but I’m sure Loria would be drawing the line at Bundy and that ain’t gonna fly in Balmer.

    • southpaw2k - Nov 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM

      I don’t think Hobgood was considered a “highly touted prospect” even before he had rotator cuff surgery. The Marlins would certainly want Dylan Bundy included with a trade package, and I wouldn’t want to give him up for Stanton. Plus, I think the O’s outfield is already one of the best in the league with Jones and Markakis, and hopefully McLouth comes back for the third spot.

  12. westcoastredbird - Nov 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    If the Marlins stated they’re not shopping Stanton then it must be true.

  13. jl9830 - Nov 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    The Rays actually make the most sense, in my opinion, for Stanton, if the Marlins end up trading him. They could start a package with Matt Moore and add a few more talented prospects that could be too good for the Marlins to turn down.

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