Monday, November 26, 2012

Giancarlo Stanton On Radar Of Multiple Teams

Thomas Campbell/US Presswire
Multiple sources (first documented by Nick Cafardo of the Globe) are now reporting that several teams are asking the Miami Marlins about young superstar Giancarlo Stanton. And, the Red Sox are one of teams in the mix. Stanton—who just turned 23 this month—has compiled back-to-back 30+ HR years. This, despite—due to injury—never playing more than 150 games in any one of his three big league years. The Marlins would require a major prospect haul to move Stanton—who is one of the true difference makers in baseball. Dropping Stanton in the middle of the Red Sox lineup—along with David Ortiz and Will Middlebrooks—would instantly transform them into a fearsome offensive force. But, would Middlebrooks be part of the price to get Giancarlo? If not, would a partial swarm of the the Killer Bs  (Xander Bogaerts; Jackie Bradley, Jr.; Bryce Brentz; Matt Barnes) suffice? It's all speculation at this point—with the Phillies, Evil Ones, Orioles and Cubbies also in pursuit. Stay tuned!