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07:20 AM ET 08.08 | How close did the Marlins come to moving slugger Giancarlo Stanton? It's a week after MLB's non-waiver Trade Deadline, and still speculation circles around [Stanton]. ... Shortly after the July 31 deadline, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported the Pirates made a "substantial offer" for Miami's 23-year-old slugger. Recently, another report claimed the Pirates offered Gerrit Cole, Starling Marte, James Taillon and Stetson Allie for Stanton, Steve Cishek and Justin Ruggiano. If so, that would have indeed been a blockbuster trade, and in interesting one considering it would have meant the Pirates were willing to part with their prize young pitching prospect (Cole) and leadoff batter (Marte). But the fact is, such an offer was never made.

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August 8, 2013  07:38 AM ET

So ... they offer was never made, but you insist on speculating about it ...
interesting ...

August 8, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Stanton will be the main topic at this years Winter Meetings.

August 8, 2013  09:02 AM ET

What rubbish.

August 8, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Stanton will be the main topic at this years Winter Meetings.

Agreed. But there's no way he's getting through waivers so he can be traded to a contender in August/Sept.

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August 8, 2013  04:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So ... they offer was never made, but you insist on speculating about it ...

Endlessly.....

August 8, 2013  06:35 PM ET

Stanton is going nowhere,, why? because he is the marlins lonely all star player :-) :-) :-)

August 8, 2013  10:08 PM ET

A stupid article. I think the Pirates were also throwing in Roberto Clemente's statue and several luxury boxes at PNC Park.

August 9, 2013  01:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So ... they offer was never made, but you insist on speculating about it ... interesting ...

Indeed. This was a waste of time.

August 9, 2013  01:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Stanton is going nowhere,, why? because he is the marlins lonely all star player :-) :-) :-)

Except Stanton wasn't an All Star. Jose Fernandez was the only Marlins player selected to the 2013 All Star game.

August 9, 2013  01:32 AM ET

I realize this is all hypothetical but Pittsburgh's package for Stanton isn't bad, at least in comparison to other hypothetical deals.

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August 10, 2013  03:02 AM ET
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Great package, actually. Perhaps Miami should have pulled the trigger, if it was made.

Substitute Ryan Webb for Cishek and I'd probably do it if I were running the Marlins. Which I am not.

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