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

19:08  14 november  2017
19:08  14 november  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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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.

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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.

Report: Giants, Cardinals have 'most intense' interest in Stanton

  Report: Giants, Cardinals have 'most intense' interest in Stanton A pair of National League clubs looking to rebound from disappointing seasons appear poised to slug it out in the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes this winter. While the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox have expressed interest in the Miami Marlins slugger, it's the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants who reportedly have the "most intense" interest in landing Stanton, one source told Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com.The Marlins' new ownership is poised to shed salary this winter, and dealing their highest-paid player in Stanton is the quickest way to achieve that.

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

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

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.

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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.

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