Do You Want Giancarlo Stanton?

This article was written on the Miami Marlins’ version of Purple Row (FishStripes).  An excerpt from the article:

“A trade that makes sense for both teams would involve the Rockies sending Blackmon, Arenado, infielder Josh Rutledge and outfield prospect David Dahl to Miami in exchange for Giancarlo Stanton and Nathan Eovaldi.”

Sounds good to me; I’d rather give up Arenado and his nasty agent (Scott Bor-ass) in exchange for Stanton and Eovaldi (he is top 5 pitchers in most difficult to hit HRs in baseball).  The other guys we give up are guys we can live without.

 

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ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
6 years ago

Swap Cargo in for Arenado and Dahl and I’d do it.

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Fundamental thing to remember in this (or similar) scenarios – the dealing team (the Marlins in this case) is looking to minimize future payroll, so Cargo and Tulo are worthless in these types of deals. I’ve said numerous times before, Arenado is our most tradable major league commodity. Dickerson may be close. I doubt anyone will take Cargo and Tulo contracts, let alone ship players back in return. To answer the question posed by the Marlin’s Beat Writer – I… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
6 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Yep, it would be dumb to have 3 players eat up probably more than 40-50% of your team’s budget. If we want Stanton either Cargo or Tulo must go. Doesn’t matter if its to Miami or a different team.

I don’t think their contracts are that restrictive. The biggest hurdles to moving either is Dan O’Dowd and the Monforts being willing to do anything (and I mean ANYTHING) that remotely symbolizes change.

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago

Stanton is obviously enticing. NO Arenado trade unless it’s truly a mind-boggling return and Stanton is not enough to make it that. Nolan is the heart of the team, or soon to be, and a reason to watch. For a long time. (She said hopefully, cringing at the possibility of the Injury Monster arising. It already took down and maybe for good our would-be HOF players, the erstwhile savior duo, not that long ago our pride and hope.) Leave the… Read more »

Julie G
Julie G
6 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Getting rid of Nolan would be really dumb. As Roxnsox says leave him here for us.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

I couldn’t agree more, roxnsox. Arenado is the best thing going on the Rox. I skip through games now since they are so ugly, but I usually stop to watch Nolan’s AB’s. This kid is a special player and has yet to hit his prime. Don’t trade him!!!

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
6 years ago

I know this probably won’t sit well with some of us. When Tulo goes to the Yankees this off-season, how about we don’t even try to get anything for him…we would take a pitching prospect or two but the main reason is that it will free up about $15 million. We can go get a decent #2-3 for around $8-10 mil and spend the rest on a bullpen revamp. What will transpire at SS you ask? No clue, and quite… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
6 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

I can see your point about Tulo but if I’m a GM and looking at his health history, hey, he’s not worth the money much less a prospect or two thrown in. I think we’re stuck with Tulo until Trevor Story gets here in a couple years. Same thing with CarGo. He’s one that should go also, but his health is an issure, too. Nobody will take him until he can show he can get to the AS game without… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

Ed – I agree with your analysis wholeheartedly but also agree with Sabr that no one will take his salary – period – let alone sending players in return.

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