Red Sox Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton could be traded

MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 16: Giancarlo Stanton
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 16: Giancarlo Stanton /
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The Miami Marlins are reportedly open to trading superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who recently cleared waivers. Could the Boston Red Sox come calling?

MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 16: Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 16: Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

We may have blown passed the MLB trade deadline, but that won’t necessarily stop the Boston Red Sox from pulling off a blockbuster.

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the Miami Marlins are “willing to engage” with teams on a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton. The All-Star outfielder reportedly cleared revocable waivers, making him eligible to be dealt in August. While Morosi was clear that the Marlins aren’t involved in any serious talks yet, we can expect that Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will be monitoring the situation.

Stanton, with his powerful right-handed swing tailor made to take advantage of Fenway’s short left field wall, has long been a desirable target for Red Sox fans. He currently leads the majors with 44 home runs this season. Stanton has blasted 11 homers in August alone, including a streak of six straight games that was snapped on Wednesday.

It’s clear why a Red Sox team that ranks last in the league in home runs would be enamored by his power. What they may find far less appealing is his contract. Stanton is owed $295 million over the next 11 seasons of his fully guaranteed deal. Miami is going to have to swallow a large chunk of that salary if they want to move him. If any team was willing to take on that contract, he would have been claimed on waivers.