Last week, we discussed how the Miami Marlins were unlikely to trade Giancarlo Stanton, in part because of the difficulty any team would have in trying to match the Marlins' likely high demands. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald took that approach one step further, citing a team source in saying that the Marlins have not even discussed trading Stanton internally.

Simply put, the Marlins "are not moving him," according to a source I spoke with. They haven't even "discussed" it internally. The team's plans calling for Stanton to start the season with the club and occupy the clean-up spot have "not changed at all," according to another source with knowledge of the Marlins' intentions.

And yet the speculation continues. The latest report indicates the Marlins have spoken to the Padres about Stanton. "Completely off base" and "totally ridiculous" was the response I received when I asked about it.