Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, off his 59 home-run season, said on Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC talk show on Tuesday evening that he will meet with new Marlins ownership after the World Series to discuss his future and said it seems “crazy” that the Marlins might trade him. New Marlins owners Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman told other owners as part of the application process to buy the team that they plan to cut payroll to $90 million from what would be $140 million if they kept the team intact, according to a source with direct knowledge. The Marlins are expected to seriously explore trade options for Stanton, who’s due $25 million next season and between $25 million and $32 million each of the next 10 seasons. USA Today has reported that Stanton likely will be traded. Appearing on ABC’s Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, Stanton was asked if it was “crazy” that the Marlins would start over again and trade him.
Stanton to meet with Marlins owners after World Series, says it’s ‘crazy’ he might be traded
Miami Herald | Oct 25