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08:15 AM ET 04.11 | Giancarlo Stanton in Queens? When the Marlins traded Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson to Toronto last November, Mets officials began asking one another questions that remain in their minds today: Can we get [Stanton]? Would we trade Zack Wheeler to do it? ... [The] Mets continue to monitor the situation, fully realizing that any deal would almost certainly have to include Wheeler and top catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud. Would you trade those blue chippers for a guy who might become the premier slugger of his generation? ... "In a heartbeat," said one Mets official, who is not in [Sandy Alderson's] inner-circle of decision-makers, but has a voice in discussions. The guy then snapped his fingers. "Nothing against those kids, but it's Giancarlo."

New York Daily News

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April 11, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Do it Sandy......Stanton is and will continue to be one of the premier power hitters for years to come...

April 11, 2013  08:51 AM ET

And incude the catcher they got from Tornto in the Dickey deal? Thought he was the Mets future at catcher. What else they got to slip into that position? Really good catchers don't come around that often.

I mean, yeah, Stanton is real good but so far (using baseballrefrence.com) over his short MLB career his numbers extrapolated over a 162 game season would be about: Runs: 85, Doubles: 35. HR: 39, RBI: 98 BA: .268 and SlgA: .546.
And those aqre very nice numbers but not phenomenal numbers. Are they worth giving up two top prospects plus whatever else Miami wants to make the deal?

Added to the fact he has had some injury history that should also be taken into consideration. All adds up to me not being so sure about this deal.

April 11, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And incude the catcher they got from Tornto in the Dickey deal? Thought he was the Mets future at catcher. What else they got to slip into that position? Really good catchers don't come around that often.I mean, yeah, Stanton is real good but so far (using baseballrefrence.com) over his short MLB career his numbers extrapolated over a 162 game season would be about: Runs: 85, Doubles: 35. HR: 39, RBI: 98 BA: .268 and SlgA: .546. And those aqre very nice numbers but not phenomenal numbers. Are they worth giving up two top prospects plus whatever else Miami wants to make the deal? Added to the fact he has had some injury history that should also be taken into consideration. All adds up to me not being so sure about this deal.

Yes d'Arnaud and Wheeler....this I believe is all part of Sandy's plan....remember these guys weren't his draft picks so he doesn't have any sentimental feelings about either one...they are high level prospects that's all in his eyes...so if you can get an everyday bat like Stanton for prospects you do it if you can...and remember Stanton is still a baby...

April 11, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And incude the catcher they got from Tornto in the Dickey deal? Thought he was the Mets future at catcher. What else they got to slip into that position? Really good catchers don't come around that often.I mean, yeah, Stanton is real good but so far (using baseballrefrence.com) over his short MLB career his numbers extrapolated over a 162 game season would be about: Runs: 85, Doubles: 35. HR: 39, RBI: 98 BA: .268 and SlgA: .546. And those aqre very nice numbers but not phenomenal numbers. Are they worth giving up two top prospects plus whatever else Miami wants to make the deal? Added to the fact he has had some injury history that should also be taken into consideration. All adds up to me not being so sure about this deal.

Also Citifield will look like a band box to Stanton compared that albatross of a stadium down in Miami...

April 11, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Profar for Stanton?



Hmmmm....

April 11, 2013  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Profar for Stanton? Hmmmm....

Profar and Olt for Stanton?

April 11, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

over his [Stanton'] short MLB career his numbers extrapolated over a 162 game season would be about: Runs: 85, Doubles: 35. HR: 39, RBI: 98 BA: .268 and SlgA: .546. And those aqre very nice numbers but not phenomenal numbers.

Not phenomenal numbers for a 23 year old kid who already has 1,500 PAs under his belt?

I disagree.

April 11, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Are they worth giving up two top prospects plus whatever else Miami wants to make the deal?

Yeah, probably. Top prospects are still prospects and a lot, if not most, of them shat the bed.

A bird in hand, and all that...

April 11, 2013  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Added to the fact he has had some injury history that should also be taken into consideration.

There's a point I can get behind. Knee issues for a slugging youngster are concerning.

April 11, 2013  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Not phenomenal numbers for a 23 year old kid who already has 1,500 PAs under his belt?I disagree.

still don't see them numbers as phenom level. sorry. Very good, yes.

April 11, 2013  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

All adds up to me not being so sure about this deal.

Fair enough. I'd still pull the trigger. **** prospects. Take sure things.

April 11, 2013  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

still don't see them numbers as phenom level. sorry. Very good, yes.

You're entitled to see them anyway you want, but the list of 23 year olds with those numbers in 1,500 PAs is a short one.

April 11, 2013  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

still don't see them numbers as phenom level. sorry. Very good, yes.

Food for thought:

BaseballReference's EloRater Top 10 Active Hitters is as follows:

Ichiro
Pujols
Jones
Rodriguez
Jeter
Thome
Rolen
Beltran
Guerrero
Miggy Cabrera

Pujols is the only one with better numbers in 1,500 or more PAs by age 23.

April 11, 2013  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Profar for Stanton? Hmmmm....

I wouldn't do that if I was the Marlins.

Then again, I wouldn't move Stanton for those two in NY either.

April 11, 2013  11:58 AM ET

I'd give them any 2 or 3 prospects they want for Stanton. This kid is a young proven stud who is only getting better. A guy like this doesn't come along very often. What was the name of those can't miss prospects Florida got for Cabrera? I can't seem to remember the names for some reason.

April 11, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Profar and Olt for Stanton?

I'd have to listen to that...

April 11, 2013  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I wouldn't do that if I was the Marlins.

Then again, I wouldn't move Stanton for those two in NY either.

Agree on both counts, Slinky. But if the Rangers did toss Olt into the mix, the Marlins would be foolish not to consider it.

April 11, 2013  12:48 PM ET

.....this kid/nobody wants to play in new york.....may as well stay where he is....he wishes to go to a winner.....the rangers are the only team with cash, prospects, very high chance to win the ring......my sources tell me the deal is as good as done....but only at mid year so the carpetbagger does not get in further trouble with mlb....

April 11, 2013  01:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Agree on both counts, Slinky. But if the Rangers did toss Olt into the mix, the Marlins would be foolish not to consider it.

Maybe so, but I still wouldn't do it. Stanton is a stud and is under Marlins' control for another four years. Profar and Olt could both shat the bed.

Out of curiosity, you consider a Profar/Olt package better than Wheeler/D'Arnaud? I don't.

 
April 11, 2013  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

my sources tell me the deal is as good as done....

My sources tell me that your sources are a couple of GI Joe action figures that have spent time in your ****.

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