Sports Report: Stanton won't accept trade to Red Sox or Cardinals

04:35  15 november  2017
04:35  15 november  2017 Source:   theScore

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.

Filed Under: Boston Red Sox , Giancarlo Stanton , Local TV, Miami Marlins, MLB Hot Stove, St . Louis Cardinals . According to The Boston Herald’s Chad Jennings, Stanton will not accept a trade to the Red Sox or St . Louis Cardinals .

A baseball source said yesterday that he’s been told Stanton will not accept a trade to either the Red Sox or the Cardinals , another team linked early and often in trade rumors. Perhaps there’s some flexibility in that stance, but Stanton ’s preference is a factor.

Giancarlo Stanton wearing a baseball hat: If Giancarlo Stanton is going to be on the move this offseason, it appears two of the previously rumored landing spots for the slugger have been crossed off his list.© Jennifer Stewart / Getty Images Sport / Getty If Giancarlo Stanton is going to be on the move this offseason, it appears two of the previously rumored landing spots for the slugger have been crossed off his list.

If Giancarlo Stanton is going to be on the move this offseason, it appears two of the previously rumored landing spots for the slugger have been crossed off his list.

Stanton won't accept a trade to the Boston Red Sox or St. Louis Cardinals, a source told the Boston Herald's Chad Jennings.

Both the Red Sox and Cardinals have been linked to the Miami Marlins outfielder, who holds a full no-trade clause, but it appears Stanton would prefer a trade elsewhere.

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

  Report: Marlins' asking price for Stanton 'shockingly high' 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. Related: What the Red Sox,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.

A baseball source said yesterday that he's been told Stanton will not accept a trade to either the Red Sox or the Cardinals , another team linked early and often in trade rumors. Perhaps there's some flexibility in that stance, but Stanton 's preference is a factor.

Red Sox Report . Rumor Central: Marlins in preliminary trade talks to deal Giancarlo Stanton ? MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports the Marlins have opened communication with the Boston Red Sox , St . Louis Cardinals , San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies.

A Peter Gammons report added that Stanton isn't fascinated by the idea of going to Boston, St. Louis, or San Francisco, for varying reasons.

Another barrier in trading for Stanton is apparently the "shockingly high" prospect asking price from the Marlins, along with the 10 years and $295 million left on his contract.

Apparently, those two issues aren't a stopping point for some teams, as the Giants and Marlins recently discussed trading highly regarded prospect Heliot Ramos in a deal involving Stanton, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

Stanton is coming off of a MVP-type season, in which he hit .281/.376/.631 with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs. Meanwhile, the Marlins are reportedly looking to lower their payroll before next season.

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