As it grows increasingly likely that Giancarlo Stanton will be traded this winter, another team is reportedly looking into stepping up and making a deal.

A source told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that the Boston Red Sox are “definitely in play” for Stanton, and talks “may be heating up” between the Sox and the Miami Marlins.

Things are obviously in the very early stages, but it makes enormous sense for the Red Sox to launch a pursuit of Stanton. They