The Boston Red Sox have reportedly entered preliminary discussions with the Miami Marlins regarding a trade for Giancarlo Stanton.
Yesterday, we told you about the Giants and Cardinals being the leaders in the race for Giancarlo Stanton. It turns out the Boston Red Sox are not that far behind.
The Stanton sweepstakes has been one of the biggest of such in baseball since around the trade deadline. The South Beach slugger, who pounded 59 home runs in 2017, has been the center of trade talks since the trade deadline.
MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Friday night that the Red Sox, among other teams, have reached out to the Marlins to have preliminary discussions about moving Stanton.
This is huge because it is the first we have heard of confirmed communication between the Sox and the Marlins.
With the GM meetings coming up, as Morosi says, the race for Stanton could begin to heat up. There are as many as six teams that could be in the running. But as many know, Stanton has a full no-trade clause.
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But while the Red Sox do have the money to acquire Stanton, it is no secret that the Sox farm system is barren. The last two off-seasons have depleted a once strong farm system, but the Sox have received nice return on that investment so far.
Most of the other teams in the discussions could offer far more prospects. However, the Red Sox appear willing to take on more of the money in the contract. This would allow the Sox to keep some of its highly regarded younger players.
We are right at a month away from the Winter Meetings. If you can recall, Dave Dombrowski made a pretty big trade at the meetings last year. There is no reason to count out Dombrowski again this year.
Just like Jon Morosi said, keep an eye out for any new developments next week at the GM Meetings. And if any deal is completed, make sure you come back to BoSox Injection for full coverage and breakdown of the trade!