Monday, December 31, 2012

Are Sox Back In The Mix For Giancarlo Stanton?

Franchise Changer On The Move?
Back on November 26th, we reported that multiple sources were stating that the Red Sox were one of many teams talking to the Marlins about Giancarlo Stanton. As the holiday season rolled on, and as the Marlins denied any desire to shop Stanton, the rumors died down. Now, like a bad Brad Penny, they are back. Several reports are again suggesting that—despite the hollow denials from South Beach—the Fish are at least "listening" to offers for their disgruntled 23-year old star. If that truly is the case, then the Red Sox have to be in on those discussions—likely offering a choice of their top "Killer Bee" prospects (Bogaerts, Bradley, Barnes) and maybe even Jacoby Ellsbury. Who knows? Maybe BenCher will be tempted to climb down from Mount Discipline and make a franchise-changing deal for Stanton.