Cardinals, Giants, Phillies, Red Sox In Mix For Giancarlo Stanton

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports is reporting that the Red Sox are not aggressively pursuing Stanton - at least yet.

Olney added that those same execs feel the asking price is "somewhat out of touch with reality" given Stanton's monstrous contract.

The Miami Marlins have been in discussions with the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox, according to multiple sources.

The Miami Marlins are under new ownership and they are looking to cut payroll. Included among that group is part owner and legendary New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

Cardinals, Giants, Phillies, Red Sox In Mix For Giancarlo Stanton
Cardinals, Giants, Phillies, Red Sox In Mix For Giancarlo Stanton

Stanton does have a player option for 2021 and beyond, although it is unlikely he would opt out of such a lucrative contract. Ultimately, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Dodgers get involved here, especially given the belief that Stanton would prefer to play on the West Coast.

Stanton is 28 and coming off his best Major League Baseball season by far.

While Stanton hit.281 with a whopping 59 home runs and 132 RBI past year, Heyman notes that the Red Sox may prefer to sign someone like free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez, who hit 45 homers in just 119 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season. The Miami Slugger has a no-trade clause, giving him the ability to nix any deal from the Marlins.

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