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Marlins listening to offers for right fielder Giancarlo Stanton

Dec 30, 2012, 12:34 PM EDT

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The Marlins’ higher-ups have stated over and over again that they have no intention of trading young slugger Giancarlo Stanton. But they’ve been taking phone calls on the matter and will continue to do so.

Assistant general manager Dan Jennings told Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM on Sunday morning that the Marlins “will listen to all offers” on Stanton but that a deal is highly unlikely to take place this winter. Which basically means that the Fish would have to be blown away by an offer to consider it.

The Phillies, Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles and Cubs were all known to have interest at one point.

Stanton batted .290/.361/.608 with 37 home runs and 86 RBI in 123 games this past season for the Fish. The 23-year-old right fielder isn’t eligible for arbitration until 2014 and is under club control through 2016.

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  1. koydetmerforever - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    come on rubes… make it happen

  2. lorddarkhelmet - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    and here is where Dave D comes in and screws the Marlins again!

    • philliesblow - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM

      Castellanos, Dirks, Smyly and Rondon (doubt the Fish would settle for Porcello) for Stanton. Sign Soriano for a year as closer. Pick up big trophy in October.

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      Dave D cannot screw them whut won’t bend over in the first place.

  3. phillyphan77 - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    If I was Amaro I would send Brown, Valle, Cloyd, and a lsingle A pitcher to the Marlins for Stanton.

    • ame123 - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      I would tell the Marlins – take any 5 prospects without blinking for Stanton.

    • paperlions - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM

      I’m sure you would….but that list won’t even get you in the door….hell, there is a long list (hundreds) of players such a poo poo platter won’t get in return

    • uyf1950 - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM

      Do you really think that’s even remotely a package the Marlins might be interested in?

      • phillyphan77 - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:14 PM

        No but it is a good list to start the talks with. Then add a guy like Colvin or Pettibone.

      • phillyphan77 - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM

        You could also add a major league ready guy like Galvis.

      • uyf1950 - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM

        phillyphan77, I’m not all that familiar with the Phillies prospects but it looks to me like you want to offer average to below average prospects to the Marlins for one of the premier players in the ML’s who would still be under a teams control for 4 years.

      • paperlions - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

        You are not getting even a MLB average player with 4 years of control for a “quantity without quality” package….much less a player like Stanton. The Phillies don’t have even one asset that would be an anchor for a Stanton deal. There best prospect isn’t even a top 50 guy, and they don’t have any young, cheap, talented guys that the Marlins would be interested in….of all the teams in MLB, the Phillies are one of the worst matches for a trade for Stanton, they just don’t have the chips.

  4. uyf1950 - Dec 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    It’s going to take a hell of a package to pry Stanton away from the Marlins, but with 4 years of team control including this year he could be very well worth it.

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      It will take a hell of a package this year. But as I mentioned below, as his first round of arbitration approaches, it’ll take less of one. You can bet that, as unhappy as he has let it be known he is with his plantation owners, and as intelligent as he is – if you’ve read interviews with him and know anything about his off field interests, you know this guy is a lot smarter than your average jock – he will sniff out his escape route and really look to break the bank in arbitration. Scrooge and the Chihuahua know this all too well.

      • uyf1950 - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM

        That may very well be the case. But in this day and age can a team possibly go wrong with Stanton with 1 year of pre-arb and 3 arbitration years regardless of the awards in the 3 arbitration years when a player like Victorino signs for 3 years and $39MM, I say no.

      • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM

        You’d be right if the team in question could actually afford to pay what an arbitrator is likely to award the Iron Giant (assuming he continues to develop his game at the rate he has been so far). But if the team in question can’t do that without crippling itself the way, say, Texas crippled itself with the original A-Roid megacontract, what would be the point – especially assuming that they’ve unloaded the farm and probably one or two significant pieces of the 40-man roster to land him in the first place? He makes no sense for the Mutts in their present condition.

  5. exibitsman - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    I think Stanton’s ends up in new York with the METS the Mets have a ton of top prospects to offer the
    marlins.

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM

      And the Mutts would get him knowing full well that he will take off for the west coast the moment he becomes eligible to do so – and frankly, if he continues to develop consonant with his capabilities, and if the reports of the team’s financial condition are even remotely accurate, his first year of arbitration eligibility would break their backs.

      I doubt if this information would have even risen to the surface if the Iron Giant weren’t somehow continuing to pressure the Feesh notochord trust to liberate him.

    • paperlions - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      Why in the world would the Mets trade all the guys they just picked up in trades for just one guy? They need their prospect depth until they have their financial problems fixed (if they even are fixable). They’d have to deal d’Arnaud, Wheeler, and more to get Stanton….it is hard for most teams to get rid of 3 or more guys that project as MLB regulars or better to get Stanton….that is tough for most teams to do.

  6. lroc20 - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Sell the phillies farm for him

  7. againsville - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    He’ll be a ray

    • indaburg - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      No, he won’t. But we can dream.

      • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:43 PM

        Here, take one of these. They’ll help with the color fidelity in your dreams.

  8. yahmule - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    You might as well field a team with Justin Ruggiano and Logan Morrison as the heart of your batting order, Loria. I mean, who gives a shit, right?

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM

      Eeeeyep. I would cut Ruggiano some slack and see if he’s more than a one season wonder but the idea of Tweeter batting third or fifth or sixth….ugh. I still have no idea what it is the Feesh see in Tweeter that they hang onto him – the guy has been a bust for two straight years now and can’t drive in a run with a Land Rover.

      • yahmule - Dec 30, 2012 at 4:32 PM

        I agree that Ruggiano looks like a promising youngster, but he’s probably not a guy you want batting third or fourth.

      • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 5:08 PM

        That’s easy for you to say. You don’t have to field this Anacharsis Klootz deputation of a team that poor Mike Redmond will have to field this season – with or without the Iron Giant.

  9. legacybroken - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    If the Tigers got Stanton, you really call the Feesh Detroit’s farm team.

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      Why not? That’s how Kansas City served the Borg in the 50s and early 60s. Scrooge McLoria’s investment managers are always seeking out new symbionts.

  10. rayfeathers - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    he looks just like that mike stanton guy that used to play for the florida marlins. maybe his twin or something.

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM

      Congratulations. It looks like our virtual village idiot actually found eight other morons to thumbs up his joke that was already old a week into last season’t spring training.

  11. ronswansonsdinner - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Stanton to the Rays for Hellickson, Hak-Ju Lee, Chris Archer for him and LoMo.

  12. dondada10 - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    If somebody does trade for Stanton, they should try to buy out his arbitration years and at least 2 years of free agency. Maybe even consider a Troy Tulowitzki type deal (10 years/156).

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      If it were up to me you could have the Mantis Man – and the accursed .342 amulet the Hanster left with him for safekeeping, too – for a bag of peanuts and a hot dog.

  13. echech88 - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Orioles and Rangers seem like only teams with the prospects to make this happen (Machado/Bundy, Profar/Olt)

  14. cowboysoldiertx - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    It would cost any time their top 3 prospects plus two lower guys.

  15. realbenrush - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Send Bundy/Hooey/Avery/Arrieta right now.

    Never going to happen. Would love to see Stanton with the O’s.

    • dondada10 - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

      That’s a pretty good start.

      • realbenrush - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM

        Take anyone, just not a combo of Gaussman and Bundy in te package. I would need a new pair of pants if this ever happened.

    • yahmule - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:48 PM

      I would be very hesitant to include Bundy in a deal for anybody.

  16. jonrox - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    In order to get Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers gave up two first rounders that were rated in the top 10 overall prospects, a promising switch-hitting catcher prospect that was taken in the fourth round, and four middling but productive pitching prospects. They also had to take on Dontrelle Willis’ albatross contract.

    I’ll admit I don’t have a mastery of every team’s farm system, but I’m not sure there’s a team out there that can put together that kind of package today.

    • jonrox - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

      (sorry, *three* middling/productive pitching prospects)

    • paperlions - Dec 30, 2012 at 4:25 PM

      There are teams that can, but I doubt that those teams would. The Rangers and Cardinals each have the prospects to get a deal done. Would the Marlins turn down a deal that included Profar, Olt, and Perez or Miller, Rosenthal, and Taveras? Either one is a lot of cheap, high-upside talent (and each system has a LOT more guys that could be added if either team was dumb enough to do such a deal).

  17. marzalmighty - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Hello Giancarlo, welcome to Arlington.

  18. marzalmighty - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Jurickson Profar? Sure. Mike Olt? Sure. Martin Perez? Sure. Who else would you like?

  19. thebadguyswon - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Earth to Filthies fans. You don’t have the goods. Your farm sucks. The only teams that have what it would take are Texas, Seattle and maybe Boston or the Padres. Besides the Marlins arent trading him in the division.
    I get the interest. …believe me. I wish the Mets could get him too. But its not happening.

    • cur68 - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      pssst! Beavermen still have the goods, too. What’s more, they don’t seem to mind making a deal with Loria. Only real need at the moment, though is 1B (if Adam Lind remains a pumpkin, that is. If he returns to form, forget it). Think Giancarlo can play 1st? I bet he can. With his hight he’d be pretty good.

      Anyhow, the Beaverfarm still has some nice talent as well as some MLB ready guys (Gose, Sierra) to dangle in front of Jeffy’s fat face. Sierra has the potential to be nice Stanton-type hitter: big strong kid, with a good bat and strong arm. Gose is faster than grease through a short dog, and if he ever learns to hit a Major League curve ball he might actually be able to get on base. Roll that up with maybe Bonifacio back and Jeffy might go for it.

      Pipe dream, of course. The Beavz don’t really need Giancarolo THAT much. I was more thinking that if he was a Beav, then his #1 Fan (Gator) would REALLY have something to to write about next season.

      • thebadguyswon - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

        True….Toronto could swing it.

      • paperlions - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM

        No, they don’t. Gose is an excellent defender who has yet to figure out how to hit. His value isn’t enough to be a main piece in a deal…who else do they have that is close enough to being a sure thing that could be in such a deal? Look at what they gave up for 1 year of Dickey. It’ll cost a lot more than that for 4 years of Stanton, and they just don’t have those types of prospects left.

      • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:51 PM

        Personally, I’d love to see the Iron Giant traded to Toronto just to see that text messages from my big Beaverboys fan pal from old TO. If the Giant had to be stuck somewhere out east that isn’t Macondo, I think Toronto would suit him about as well as anyplace until he became eligible to head back home to the sunset side under his own steam. I shudder to think how many smoked meat sandwiches he could put away at a single sitting. If this ever happens, I will personally warn Caplansky’s to lay aside a few extra haunches, just in case he come in.

  20. junebug42 - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Trade him now while you can get some good players if that’s what you want??? cuz we all know how the Marlins are..then again it worked b4..build a team with a bunch of no names win the World Series make $ then trade away top players and build again…Back to Stanton if they don’t trade him I see the Yankees making a BIG run @ him!!!! they NEED YOUTH on that team & he would be the perfect building piece for them…well not only them for ALL MLB TEAMS!!!!

    • thebadguyswon - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      I don’t see anything on the Yankees farm that could get Stanton.

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      Junebug, it happened once before because Dave Dombrowski built the core of the Feesh team that won the series in 2003, not Larry Beinfest, the Chihuahua or Scrooge McLoria. Beinfest did add a couple of helpful pieces but left to the Feesh notochord trust’s own devices since, they have only barely contended again but once, and that under the regime of Joe Girardi – and we all know how he benefited from Scrooge McLoria’s gratitude, don’t we?

      This franchise isn’t catching any more lightning in any more bottles. Forget it. Until Scrooge McLoria is somehow made to give up the team – and if it means being pushed in front of a Metrorail train by a muttering schizoid who mistakes him for Che Guevara, so be it – this is a team literally as without a fan base as a clue.

  21. IdahoMariner - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    please, jack. i didn’t ask for anthing this christmas, and you guys raise pitchers like they are corn in nebraska….surely we could launch our top three or four to florida…

  22. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Friedman: “We’ll give you Alex Cobb, $5 million, and a player to be named later.”

    Loria: “Are you serious? I would never do that. We’re in rebuilding mode, I’m not just trying to shed salary, don’t be ridiculous.”

    Friedman: “Sure, of course you aren’t. Tell you what, I’ll throw in a live sting ray and a nice cold bottle of Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice.”

    Loria: “…..add in another $1 mil and a DJ Kitty plush doll and you’ve got yourself a deal.”

    • indaburg - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      Cute, but it ain’t happening, unless Friedman is willing to give up Wil Myers with Alex Cobb. And maybe throw in a half gallon of Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice with calcium and no pulp.

      • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM

        No pulp? You’ve got the wrong man! I spell my name…D-A-N-G-E-R.

      • indaburg - Dec 30, 2012 at 8:21 PM

        Pulp in my fiction, I like. In my orange juice, no likey.

  23. mojosmagic - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Bet your bottom dolor Ebenezer Loria will want cash included in any deal.

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      Deposited in an offshore account, along with all the Macondo county commisoners’ accounts….

  24. mamsy2000 - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Can wait to read the headlines next week…”Jays Rape Marlins, Steal Stanton”

    • paperlions - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      That’s unlikely. The Jays haven’t raped anyone in a trade lately. They’ve paid full price in terms of prospects and dollars for their MLB upgrades. Yes, they are far better than they were….but that is because they had the prospects and dollars to spend and were willing to do it…not because they pulled of any heists this off-season.

    • IdahoMariner - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      please don’t casually use that word.

  25. kappy32 - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    HOLY SH*T!!!!! Zack Wheeler or Matt Harvey, plus their choice of Gavin Cecchini (sp?), Brandon Nimmo, Wilmer Flores. Hell, take them all. He is EXACTLY what the Mets need.

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