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Selig might nix a Stanton trade

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08:16 AM ET 11.26 | If the Marlins, with their blockbuster deal still fresh in the minds of many, are looking for a place to trade Giancarlo Stanton, too, they are likely to have plenty of options. It would be a coup for whichever of the 25 teams (I'm exaggerating) that would or have bid for him to actually acquire him. But commissioner Bud Selig is watching the Marlins closely after the salary dump in the Blue Jays deal. While Selig did not step in to change or block that trade, he may not look too fondly upon a deal for the Marlins' biggest draw. Teams would have to give their very best to the Marlins for baseball's best young slugger. The Phillies, Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles, Cubs, and many more are inquiring, according to a major league source.

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November 26, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Ahhh...the intrigue.

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November 26, 2012  09:32 AM ET

Even my Team Guido's Torpedo's is interested in this Guy!!!!! Nothing like adding another Big Hitter to Da Team!!!!!!

November 26, 2012  09:37 AM ET

Selig needs to try to persuade Loria in selling the team for the good of the game.

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November 26, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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Selig needs to try to persuade Loria in selling the team for the good of the game.

I'm wondering if that isn't what Loria is getting ready to do. New stadium and low payroll makes the team very sellable.

November 26, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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I'm wondering if that isn't what Loria is getting ready to do. New stadium and low payroll makes the team very sellable.

Perhaps....but it also makes them very profitable when you consider the $$$ they receive via revenue sharing.

November 26, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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Perhaps....but it also makes them very profitable when you consider the $$$ they receive via revenue sharing.

Hasn't Loria been accused in the past of pocketing his revenue share instead of reinvesting that money back into his team?

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November 26, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Correct. You also have to factor in the ego thing that inspires these people to buy sports franchises. Lots of guys can say they own a big yacht but not many individuals own major league sports teams.

Even in situations where a team might on paper lose some money each year, the value of the franchises typically grows at a fast rate.

November 26, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Selig is an empty suit and every owner knows it. That is why they put him there.

November 26, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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I'm wondering if that isn't what Loria is getting ready to do. New stadium and low payroll makes the team very sellable.

Bingo - We have a winner!

November 26, 2012  11:30 AM ET

the marlins and stanton are stirring things up, should any team take the bidding for the young slugger?? the fish appears with heavy advantage and favors the marlins franchise,

November 26, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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I'm wondering if that isn't what Loria is getting ready to do. New stadium and low payroll makes the team very sellable.

loria would like to keep the parking rights just in case IF sale its iminented!!

November 26, 2012  11:34 AM ET
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Perhaps....but it also makes them very profitable when you consider the $$$ they receive via revenue sharing.

the marlins owner spend less and gets big cash flow straight to his bank account, all the revenue it makes loria to act careless about the quality in the product on the team!!!

November 26, 2012  11:35 AM ET
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I honestly think the Marlins would be stupid to trade him, but I think I'd foul myself from excitement if the Bosox were able to snag him. Stanton, Trout, and Harper all have realistic shots to end up being all time greats...even if they don't make it, it'll be exciting to watch them over the next several years.

but but , the marlins could be up for sale any time from now untill mid-season!!!

November 26, 2012  11:37 AM ET
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I honestly think the Marlins would be stupid to trade him,

i think the marlins could trade just about anything, as far as we all know the team is not safe in loria's hands at all!!!

 
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