Bill Madden of the Daily News had an interesting quote in his article today about the Yankees and their apparent need for more power in the lineup. What caught my attention was a quote from a Marlins’ operative about the future of 22-year old All Star Giancarlo Stanton.
According to Miami owner Jeffrey Loria, is “absolutely not available.” But despite Loria’s insistence, we all know everyone is available. It just depends on the price. Or as one Marlin operative told me the other day:
“I understand Jeffrey’s getting killed in Miami over blowing up the team this winter and why he doesn’t want to trade Stanton. But how much more can we get killed? The fact is, this is the right time to trade Stanton. He’s never going to have more value than this. He’s already had some injury issues, and we’re never going to sign him to a long-term deal.”
We’ve discussed the scenarios about what it would take to acquire Stanton from Miami just last week on MMO.
The majority agreed it would take both of our top prospects to get him; Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud. But it was kind of split as to whether the Mets should do it or not.
Last week, Sports on Earth wrote that the Mets were one of only four teams in baseball that had the pieces to snatch the superstar away from Miami where he seems very unhappy since they blew the team up.
I would be very shocked if Stanton were still a Marlin after the trade deadline.