Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill said he called slugger Giancarlo Stanton recently to reassure him the team is not looking to trade him. On Monday, 10 months’ worth of internal trade talks by the Houston Astros’ front office were leaked online by computer hackers. Among a couple of discussions involving the Marlins and Astros was a conversation on Nov. 15 that included talk over Stanton. It read: “[Astros GM Jeff Luhnow] talked to [Marlins GM Dan Jennings] and said we had interest in Stanton. [Jennings] said he doesn’t think he’ll trade Stanton and the only deal he could think of from us that would work would be [ George] Springer and [top prospect Carlos] Correa. [Luhnow] said that would not work. [Luhnow] posted a deal around [pitcher Jarred] Cosart and [minor-leaguer Delino] Deshields [ Jr.].” Although some media outlets portrayed it as if the Marlins were shopping Stanton, Hill said Tuesday that was the furthest thing from the truth.
Miami Marlins reassure Giancarlo Stanton they are not trying to trade him
Miami Herald | Jul 2