For the second time in the last three months an absolutely crazy trade has gone down in MLB. There have been plenty of articles written about how terrible the Marlins are for making this deal happen.
But I get it, in a bottom-line, penny-pinching way, I get it. It’s terrible and it’s wrong and all that, but it makes a weird sort of sense.
Not the point. The point is, the Marlins best player is still a Marlin. His name is Giancarlo or Mike or whatever Stanton.
And they are NOT going to trade him.
Actually, I makes a lot of sense for them not to trade him. Yet. He’s not expensive at this point, he hits crazy home runs, and he will be the ONLY reason to go to that hideous ball park in 2013.
But, what would it take to get him?
Probably a Zack Wheeler and a Tommy Joseph at least. Oh, wait.
Would you give up a Gary Brown? Would you try to sell some combo of Crick and Hembree and Susac and Peguero?
Stanton is going to command big money at some point, which is maybe how you pull the strings and get something to happen. Anything is possible in this crazy world.
I can’t help but keep looking at this, your 2014 SF Giants:
- CF Brown
- 2B Panik
- 3B Sandoval
- C Posey
- LF Stanton
- 1B Belt
- RF Peguero
- SS Crawford