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Report: Marlins front office mixed on trading Giancarlo Stanton

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07:58 AM ET 03.24 | So why are the Marlins waiting until after the season to make a long-term offer to Giancarlo Stanton, who cannot be a free agent until November 2016? One official said the Marlins philosophically do not like to sign players before they're arbitration-eligible, which would be next winter for Stanton. Though it's very difficult to see him signing here long term if the Marlins keep payroll so low, a close Stanton associate said Stanton actually loves Miami as a place to live. At least one Marlins official advocates trading him now rather than waiting a year or two to maximize his value. But another Marlins official said: "We won't do it [now]. He's important to our team with what we're trying to do."

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March 24, 2013  09:10 AM ET

I think Stanton is exactly OPPOSITE of what Miami is trying to do....... Lose......

March 24, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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What exactly are they trying to do?Lose?No one will be going to games after ownership lied and purgedMight as well trade him, to the Yankees, for some low level prospects and bad contracts:)

Beat me to it?

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March 24, 2013  09:42 AM ET

If I am the Fish management, I want Stanton to get off to a great start which will drive the price up at the trading deadline for higher prospects.

March 24, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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I prefer the term ninja'd

That works.

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March 24, 2013  11:19 AM ET

Mimai should rename their team The COCKROACHS.

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March 24, 2013  11:45 AM ET

There was a time when MLB had commissioners and they had to approve every trade. Ya could look it up. One even stopped to salary dumps by finley when he tried to unload guys from his WS winning team for cash to the Red Sox and Yankees. Honest. And that commissioner was now owned by the owners. Honest.

March 24, 2013  12:01 PM ET

in a way ... I don't really disagree with what the Marlins did. They brought in all that talent and where did it get them? and underperforming team of should have beens? and now everyone thinks the Jays are a shoe in ... of course we'll have to wait and see, but I'm not buying it. as for Stanton ... I wish him luck, but I'm doubtful he'll remain a Marlin, despite his love of Miami ...

March 24, 2013  12:01 PM ET

*an

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March 24, 2013  01:00 PM ET

You'd have to show Stanton the money in order to get him to stay.

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March 24, 2013  03:56 PM ET

Hey Tark_JR, eff off

March 24, 2013  03:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What exactly are they trying to do?Lose?No one will be going to games after ownership lied and purgedMight as well trade him, to the Yankees, for some low level prospects and bad contracts:)

the thing here, the marlins aren't going to trade stanton for low quality players, neither they would take any bad contracts from another teams, wonder why the marlins dump soo many bad contracts on the jays?? BECAUSE they do not like bad contracts just like that!!!

March 24, 2013  04:01 PM ET
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If I am the Fish management, I want Stanton to get off to a great start which will drive the price up at the trading deadline for higher prospects.

but STANTON wouldn't be traded at least not this season or next sseason why?? because he its not available until the 2015, should the marlins change their mind? the franchise could be asking more than ten players vs one, in this trade!!!

 
March 24, 2013  04:14 PM ET
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There's the one national league team that should fold....now take Houston and fold them too

the thing is,, Astros are playing in the west american division and they do need to prove themselves unless otherwise,,

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