As you are no doubt aware, trade rumors continue to swirl about Marlins slugger and NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton, of course, is coming off a 59-homer campaign, and he'll be just 28 years of age next season. On the downside, he's still owed almost $300 million, assuming he doesn't exercise his opt-out after the 2020 season. That's a massive commitment, yes, but Stanton's legendary power makes him appealing to contenders willing to take on a big chunk of that remaining salary. The other consideration is that Stanton has a full no-trade clause, and he would apparently prefer to play on the West Coast. Teams like the Giants, Cardinals, Phillies and Red Sox are known to have some level of interest, and those first two teams have reportedly made offers. The Giants were first to make a reported offer to Miami, and then days later the Cardinals joined the fray.
Giants are reportedly front-runners for Giancarlo Stanton
CBS Sports | Nov 21