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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. Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Chances are if the Feesh cut a deal with anyone it’ll also be because the Iron Giant would be willing to sign a long-term deal. But he probably wouldn’t do that with any but a west coast team. I’m surprised that all of these fanciful trade packages are being imagined with eastern teams. That ain’t where he wants to be, and it ain’t where he’s going to stay if he does get traded in the east.

  2. truwarier90 - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    trade mike stanton to the blue jays for adam lind, j.a. happ, and moises sierra, giancarlo wants to be reunited with his former marlins brothers, the jays should also hire ozzie guillen to be the official colour commentator, he could also do double duty and be the spanish commentator.

    #BLUEJAYS2013WSCHAMPS

    • bigmeechy74 - Dec 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM

      Fans of teams are so ridiculous. They think they can just trade a 3 mediocre players for stars. Yankee fans will say “we could get bryce harper for phil hughes and Austin Romine.” Please tell me you aren’t serious about that trade proposal.

  3. markofapro - Dec 30, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Stanton, I’ll turn the temperature down a few notches.

    Love,

    The Ballpark in Arlington.

    • tripleg3 - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:29 PM

      The rangers need Stanton
      Have Beltre, Stanton as a 3 4 punch in the line up

  4. damnyankee13 - Dec 30, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    as a yankee fan, I’d give the whole Boston team for Stanton on the yankees

  5. tc4306 - Dec 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Mariners have the prospects to get a deal done: Walker, Hultzen, Paxton, Zunino, Franklin & Capps are all very well regarded. Package three of those with a major league ready bat like Liddi, Smoak or Gutierrez and that might get it done. Not sure if they’d move Seager or Saunders; but point is, they have a lot of young talent and Stanton is just what they need: a power bat who would be under team control for several years.

    • mattyflex - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:08 AM

      I agree that the M’s have a ton of talent on the farm, but remember too they were reluctant to give up two of them for Billy Butler when they wanted that power bat.

    • barriocolo - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      Are you guys serious??? This sounds pretty fancy but the Marlins don’t care about rebuilding or improving the team. There is only one goal and that is: How much money can Loria pocket in any deal. Loria just discovered something that works better than the stock market. He will continue to make lots of money at the expense of a bunch of naive Marlins fans who will fall time and again for it. I used to be a fan until I had my epiphany. Come on guys, you can’t be serious!!!

  6. ml3939 - Dec 30, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    I am from Philadelphia and am embarrassed to think anyone from this area or is a fan of the team thinks the phillies have talent to make this deal happen. Stanton is a beast. Just waiting for the build a package around Darin Ruf guy to show up.

    • seahawks19081 - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:14 PM

      I think a package of Ruf would actually be a good starting point. Haha. You are so right about Phillies fans, of which I am one, they think a package of 3 twenty five to thirty year old career minor leaugers will get them Stanton. These are also the same fans that do not know that he changed his name.

    • sbregman - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

      @ml3939 – I am from the Philly area as well and I think you are way off base. A package centered around Galvis and Mayberry could get a deal done. Maybe throw in Schwimmer if Marlins are looking for more.

  7. sportsguygerald - Dec 30, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    I don’t think the Rangers would include Profar, simply because of the Andrus uncertainty in 14. Plus the desire to have him in the lineup everyday in 13. I could see Perez, Olt, Martin, all big league ready in 13 plus 2 more upper level pitching prospects that could arrive quickly plus Loria’s big favorite acquisition $$$$. Whether it would be enough for the Fish is debatable, but one thing for them to consider, if they want any of those guys, they better jump on it, because most if not all of that package will get offered to the Rays for Price at the deadline

  8. brockw82 - Dec 30, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Gator – not trying to be argumentative, but there are plenty of players that would want to play in their home state – but money talks and I’m sure he’d stay East if the dollars were there.

    • richyballgame - Dec 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      If anything,Stanton wants to stay in the East,if I were him,I’d want every opportunity to crush the Marlins!

    • Old Gator - Dec 30, 2012 at 8:31 PM

      No question about money, but the Iron Giant has said, explicitly, that he wants to come home or near home and play there eventually. He’s a very bright guy and harbors no illusions about how much or how little control he will have over his own destiny for the foreseeable future. He also doubtless knows that he may well find himself in a situation wherein his refusal or willingness to commit to a long term contract or extension, or to hold the threat of a whopping arbitration award over the heads of his current or prospective team in a trade situation, might enable him to be where he wants to be several years before he becomes a legitimate free agent.

  9. richyballgame - Dec 30, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Well,here’s my crack-pot,sure to get thumbs down offer for Stanton via the Mets:
    Jon Neise,Lucas Duda,Wilmer Flores,Jenrry Mejia (Or Noah Syndergard),Matt Den Dekker for 1. Giancarlo Stanton

    Have fun criticizing me folks,I would pull the trigger on that in a heart beat. Marlins get an MLB ready 1B/3B guy in Flores and their rotation is given some credibility w/ Neise. Mejia can be an effective BP/Spot starter guy,Den Dekker figures to be a good OF’er as well. Duda is a power hitting lefty who,once he figures it out,will be a good 1B.

    • thebadguyswon - Dec 30, 2012 at 6:01 PM

      I’m a Mets fan. That offer is ridiculous. The Mets would need to put dArnaud and Wheeler in the offer. Mejia and Den Dekker are garbage.

      • richyballgame - Dec 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

        I don’t think so,in a perfect world the Mets keep d’Arnaud and Wheeler. And to build the trade around Neise is certainly interesting,and considering the Mets no longer have a place for Flores,it’s ideal we move him. Does it sound farfetched if out of the 2(Wheeler,d’Arnaud),we only give up Wheeler in a proposed trade for Stanton?

      • jonrox - Dec 30, 2012 at 7:01 PM

        To Richyballgame

        Yes, it’s very farfetched that you could get Stanton for that weak of a package. I wrote earlier that it took two first rounders that were top 10 prospects nationally, along with a good catcher prospect and 3 decent pitching prospects, and the willingness to take on Dontrelle Willis’ contract, in order to get Miguel Cabrera.

        You haven’t proposed a package even close to what the Tigers gave up, and Stanton is probably a more valuable trade chip given his age and the and the additional team-controlled years.

  10. dkphilly1122 - Dec 30, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    To all the Phillies haters saying they don’t have the prospects to get Stanton if they wanted to, you’re either dumb, don’t know anything about the Phillies, or both. They have a ton of young prospects years away like Florida needs and wants in return and they have guys who could play now as well. They could definitely make it happen with Loria, he’s not going for true value anyhow, as we recently seen. I doubt they trade him within the division IF they trade him at all anyways. I would send him to another division, preferably the AL.

    • paperlions - Dec 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM

      Philly has one of the worst minor league systems in MLB, that isn’t hate, just fact. Also, Miami is NOT looking for players that are years away, any prospect that is years away is risky and have relatively little value. No one that knows anything thinks Philly has a good farm system right now.

    • PickinWinners - Dec 31, 2012 at 1:24 AM

      The Philles have literally zero chance at getting him.

      You’re too quick to call other people dumb when you go on to say that Philly has “a ton of young prospects years away” as if that would suffice for the biggest trade piece since Miguel Cabrera. Then you say Loria is “not going for true value anyway”…..umm….what in the hell does that mean? A) Loria is not the person that decides a prospects value. B) Just because they made a questionable trade doesn’t mean theyre just gonna give away their best players for a bunch of 18 and 19 year olds.

      So instead of being a typical Philadelphia fan, cross your fingers they have enough in the farm to land Alfonso Soriano at a cut rate.

      And I’m not a “Phillies Hater”, I’m from Philly….Im just not a moron.

  11. losanginsight - Dec 30, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Welcome to the Dodgers!

  12. buffalo65 - Dec 30, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Mets should keep their young guys, they need more than one guy. Jays can do the deal but don’t need to. We have the goods already and need a few youngin’s to fill in holes.

  13. djjackson81 - Dec 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Ya maybe for Kemp and Gonzales and the dodgers pay 90% of there contracts.

  14. djjackson81 - Dec 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Dodgers trade for Arod next

  15. ml3939 - Dec 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    @dkphilly1122, let me know who they have now that is major league ready and some years away that will garner the marlins attention. The kind talent that a team like the mets or the rangers could not top in a deal. And btw, I am a Phillies fan.

    • paperlions - Dec 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM

      Obviously, you’re a hater.

  16. digbysellers - Dec 30, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Annnd of course the OG would be in here again with his same old drivel that everybody assumes is gospel…the Feesh and the Mutts word play is over old timey guy. Time to go out to pasture.

    • yahmule - Dec 31, 2012 at 12:02 AM

      Yeah, it sucks that Old Gator can comment intelligently on a wide variety of topics and that he has a sense of humor. The board would be so much better without that kind of thing.

    • Old Gator - Dec 31, 2012 at 12:06 AM

      Aaaaaand as the Iron Giant himself tweeted on 12/7, “ignore rants of ignorance.”

  17. succulentnipples - Dec 31, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    I heard he is going to change his name to Nipples Staton.

  18. thebadguyswon - Dec 31, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    No one is picking on the Phillies. We are saying that it is common knowledge that they have a bad farm. Your boy Ruben has gutted it. What exactly does “a ton a good prospects years away” mean? If Miami deals Stanton it will be for elite prospects like Jurickson Profar. And he would be just the start of the package. I would imagine something like Profar, Odor and Buckle as the base of the package.

  19. thejotapee - Dec 31, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Marlins/Mariners: Stanton for RHP Taijuan Walker, LHP Danny Hutzon, C Mike Zunino, and 2B Nick Franklin.

    That’s the only deal I would accept right now for Stanton. Two top of the rotation pitchers, a catcher with Buster Posey type upside, a top of the line-up 2B. All other offers would be inferior.

    Not even the Rangers could offer anything this appealing. I love Mike Olt, but I’m not as high on Jurkison Profar, and Martin Perez. I think Profar is vastly overrated, while Perez is a #3 starter at best. They could also offer Neftali Feliz but he’s coming off Tommy John surgery….

  20. pxeeks - Dec 31, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Philly Pinstripes!!! I watched him live launch a homer deep out of Citizens Bank Park. He’d love it here. Instant star too.

  21. coloradogolfcoupons - Dec 31, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Profat Olt Perez Grimm. Throw in Derek Holland and if they want him, Mitch Moreland. Throw in Martin if that is what it takes. Stanton in Arlington, Holy Cow. Fans would forget about Hamilton the first time Stanton hit one out of the Ballpark. Rangers have a LOT of prospects and can afford to satisfy Miami, whatever it takes. Get him

  22. themagicfanguy - Dec 31, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    The Rays have the prospects and pitching to catch the Marlin’s eye. Do it Tampa! Make it happen!

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