The Miami Marlins have already stomped their feet suggesting that they will not trade powerful slugger Giancarlo Stanton, but apparently such noise went in one ear and out the other for rival teams who remain interested in the young bopper.
Such desires could be due to the fact that leaked documents from a season ago allege that the Marlins were open to trading Stanton and teams may not want to miss the boat on such a deal if he is indeed available. However, Miami general manager Dan Jennings is yet again stating that Giancarlo Stanton is unavailable, even if teams think the Marlins will have a minor firesale in the coming weeks.
“I think teams thought that by losing a few games we were out of it and we were selling off,” Jennings said. “So sure, I started to get calls and teams presenting scenarios about what it would take, and I said the same thing I’ve been saying, ‘We’re not trading him.’ ”
The Miami Marlins haven’t been able to get Giancarlo Stanton on the same page regarding extension talks which has likely attributed to the continuing trade rumors. Still, Stanton is under team control for the foreseeable future and the team should be in no rush to trade their All-Star talent – at least not right now.
That’s not to say a move shouldn’t be considered down the road or that the Miami Marlins shouldn’t listen to offers at this point, just for due diligence, but it should take an offer they couldn’t refuse at this point to make a move.