Sports Report: Marlins' asking price for Stanton 'shockingly high'

19:08  14 november  2017
19:08  14 november  2017 Source:   theScore

Report: Stanton won't accept trade to Red Sox or Cardinals

  Report: Stanton won't accept trade to Red Sox or Cardinals If Giancarlo Stanton is going to be on the move this offseason, it appears two of the previously rumoured landing spots for the slugger have been crossed off his list. Stanton won't accept a trade to the Boston Red Sox or St. Louis Cardinals, a source told the Boston Herald's Chad Jennings.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported Tuesday that some rival executives believe the Miami Marlins ' prospect asking price for All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is " shockingly high ."

Some rival execs view the Marlins ' prospect asking price for Giancarlo Stanton as shockingly high and somewhat out of touch with reality, and not discounted nearly enough given the whopping 5 million he's owed (with the forthcoming out clause after the 2020 season).

While the Miami Marlins seem motivated to move superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton, some rival executives believe they're aiming too high for their return in a potential trade.

Those executives say the asking price set by the Marlins is "shockingly high," given Stanton's contract situation, according to a report from Buster Olney of ESPN.

a baseball player holding a bat© Christian Petersen / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Related: What the Red Sox, Cardinals, Phillies, and Giants might trade for Stanton

While Stanton's talent is undeniable - he's a finalist for the National League MVP award this season - the 28-year-old outfielder is still guaranteed $295 million on his current contract. Further complicating matters, Stanton has an opt-out clause following the 2020 season, meaning he could potentially leave the team that acquires him after three years.

Stanton would prefer to stay with Marlins if pitching is addressed

  Stanton would prefer to stay with Marlins if pitching is addressed Stanton would prefer to stay with Marlins if pitching is addressedIf he has his way, however, Stanton would stay in South Florida - but under some specific conditions. With no desire to enter a rebuild, Stanton wants the Marlins to commit to fixing their deficiencies in the rotation and bullpen, according to Tim Healey of the Sun-Sentinel.

Report : Giants interested in Billy Hamilton. Report : Cubs, Dodgers in touch about Britton. NL ROY goes to Bellinger unanimously. ESPN's Buster Olney writes that "some rival execs view the Marlins ' prospect asking price for Giancarlo Stanton as shockingly high ."

Marlins ' prospect asking price for Giancarlo Stanton as shockingly high and somewhat out of Why shouldn't the Marlin 's ask for the moon?! Stanton 's contract won't even be in the top ten after next What do you think the chances are the Stanton opts out? Would he even approve a trade if he

And with his contract heavily back-loaded - $218 million in guaranteed salary follows the potential opt-out - a team would be stuck with that number if the slugger underperforms and decides to stay.

That doesn't seem to be suppressing interest in Stanton, though, with seven teams reportedly contacting the Marlins about him, and with the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants apparently showing the "most intense" interest.

It's still mid-November, so setting a high asking price isn't particularly startling. But whether another team will take a chance on dealing away multiple top-100 prospects for a potential three-year rental, or a nearly $300-million commitment, remains to be seen.

Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Canada's Votto narrowly misses MVP award .
Canada's Votto narrowly misses MVP awardNot shocked at losing. Shocked at how close the vote was.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!