Friday, August 8, 2014

REPORT: Marlin's Brass Pessimistic On Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton
While a few teams (most notably the Red Sox and Dodgers) recently inquired about Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins rebuffed them at every turn. However,'s Jon Heyman is hearing that some Miami "higher-ups" are pessimistic about the team's ability to sign Stanton long-term. With the 29th lowest payroll in a 30-team league, it's unlikely that The Fish will have the resources to sign Stanton and surround him with other quality players to insure long-term competitiveness. Reportedly, being on a competitive team is the single most important thing to Stanton, so he may have to be dealt to keep him satisfied. The Red Sox are one of very few teams that have the fiscal and prospect wherewithal to pull off a deal for Stanton.