Another day, another rumor concerning the future of Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins. For those who haven't been paying attention, the Marlins have been talking trade with other teams about Stanton all winter long. The long and short of it is that the new ownership group, publicly faced by Derek Jeter, wants to cut payroll. Stanton might be the National League MVP, but he's also got a humongous contract that could pay him $218 million after 2018, provided he decides to not opt out and pursue free agency. The Marlins, then, are in a situation where they'll pick between getting the most talent in return for Stanton, even if it means continuing to pay part of the deal, or saving the most money. In case anyone was wondering, it looks like they're open to taking the second road.
Marlins would 'likely' accept potential Giants trade
CBS Sports | Nov 30