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Marlins GM insists Giancarlo Stanton is “not available”

Nov 3, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

Marlins GM Dan Jennings appeared Sunday on SiriusXM’s Front Office with Jim Bowden:

Stanton is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and will still be a relatively inexpensive player, so there’s no reason yet for the Marlins to begin shopping him. But the young slugger’s salary will continue to go up and up until he becomes a free agent in 2017 and it’s almost a given that he will be moved eventually.

Stanton, 23, has an .889 OPS (138 OPS+), 117 home runs and 294 RBI in 489 major league games.

  1. raysfan1 - Nov 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    In other news, Giancarlo Stanton is counting the days until the end of the 2016 season.

  2. helicoptersunday - Nov 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    “and it’s almost a given that he will be moved eventually”

    Well, the majority of players don’t stay with a single club their entire career nowadays.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Nov 3, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Translation: No one has offered them a buttload of cash and backup infielders.

  4. fbwangus8736 - Nov 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Continue to build around Stanton with a 20 million dollar payroll. Yes we can suck again!

  5. flamethrower101 - Nov 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Until they sign him to a long-term deal WITH a no-trade clause, nobody is gonna take this team’s word seriously. If they honestly don’t understand that they deserve to lose 100 games every year for the rest of humanity.

  6. dirtydrew - Nov 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    He would look good in San Francisco orange and black.

  7. sincitybonobo - Nov 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Stanton should focus on putting up monster numbers in Miami- this begins with plating 150+ games. The sooner he becomes unaffordable for Loria, the sooner he’ll be dealt.

    That said, Iwould forgive him for not crashing into walls in an effort to vault the Marlins past the 70+ win threshold. Without much protection, he may find it difficult to see many pitches to hit.

  8. Old Gator - Nov 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    The Iron Giant reminds me of that perennial horror-fantasy figure, the soul condemned to some awful station at the entrance to hell who can’t go free unless he can trick someone else into taking his place.

    But who’s going to be that dumb?

    • wlschneider09 - Nov 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      What’s Luke Scott up to these days?

  9. kelshannon19 - Nov 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    I know how he feels. I play MLB The Show a lot.

    • caeser12 - Nov 4, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      As do I. I have thrown 3 no hitters vs the Marlins.

  10. andreweac - Nov 3, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    By building around him you mean until he leaves after 2016…

  11. droopyyydog1 - Nov 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Nava and / or Middlebrooks, Webster and maybe Britton with some cash should cover it. I know its crazy but Sox are loaded in the minors ( cheap talent ) and have some cheap MLB ready players that the Marlins love. Is it possible who knows but it would give them a young outfield with Stanton and Bradley and Victorino showed he still has some life.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Nov 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      It’s crazy because that package is awful. If the Sox make that trade the Marlins are going to want Bogarts AND Bradley to start.

    • stex52 - Nov 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      Middlebrooks is going to have to learn to hit above the Mendoza again before he goes anywhere. Nava isn’t near enough. The other guys, meh.

      You are going to have to do a lot better than that.

  12. bellerophon30 - Nov 3, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    I honestly think that some season ticket holder might sue the Marlins if they move Stanton this winter.

    So please in the name of God trade him!! I want those idiots to have to take the stand and defend what they’ve done, under oath.

    • Old Gator - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      Those idiots wouldn’t think twice about lying under oath anyway. They got plenty of practice at it in front of the Macondo city commission.

      • bellerophon30 - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:07 PM

        All the better, I just want it on the record. After these schmucks and McCourt, hopefully MLB is vetting its owners a little better now.

  13. kingkershaw - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    They should trade stadiums with their NL counterparts. Let a team that at least try’s to win play in a beautiful stadium and the team that doesn’t care play in a dump.

  14. kingkershaw - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    They should trade stadiums with their AL counterpart. Let the team that at least try’s to win play in that beautiful stadium and let the team that doesn’t give a damn play in that dump.

  15. jrbdmb - Nov 4, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Best bet is he’s moved after next season. The Feesh also paid for one not-so-cheap yeAr of Miggy before moving him.

  16. stoutfiles - Nov 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    “Mr. Stanton is NOT Available. He will be in RF at Marlins Park on Opening Day. We need him to help sell season tickets. Then, right before the trade deadline when teams are most desperate, only then we will trade him for money and prospects.”

  17. peddealer - Nov 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Jurickson Profar for Stanton!

  18. jm91rs - Nov 4, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Stanton should definitely buy a house in the Miami area. See if there’s anything available in the neighborhood Jose Reyes was looking at moving into.

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