Stanton's Reps Receive Approval To Meet With Cardinals

Stanton's Reps Receive Approval To Meet With Cardinals

The player's reps have already met with the San Francisco Giants' brass and were granted permission by the Miami franchise to pursue similar conversations with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Miami Marlins star outfielder has been a one-man hot stove this offseason, with multiple teams hoping to trade for Major League Baseball's premier slugger.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that neither the Giants or Cardinals have set any timetable for Giancarlo Stanton to make a decision.

Sunday, Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network reported the Marlins indeed agreed to trade frameworks with the Giants and Cardinals.

Round and round we go.




The biggest question of all in the Stanton sweepstakes is whether he will waive his no-trade clause to make a move to another city.

Time and time again it has been reported that Giancarlo Stanton's top choice for his next team is the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Miami is looking to slash payroll and Stanton is owed $295 million over the next 10 seasons as part of his 13-year, $325 million contract.

The Dodgers have been somewhat hesitant on Stanton due to their desire not to exceed the $197 million luxury tax threshold or add another nine-figure contract to the books beyond Clayton Kershaw's. The Dodgers have not been beating down the door for Stanton. His contract allows him to opt out after the 2020 season, which would guarantee only three seasons with his next team. He wants to hear what teams have to say as he could be on the move from the cost-cutting Marlins.

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