Red Sox: Giancarlo Stanton likely will not accept trade to Boston

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: Giancarlo Stanton
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: Giancarlo Stanton /

The Red Sox are interested in Giancarlo Stanton, but this trade could become difficult for the Sox.

The race to acquire Giancarlo Stanton just began, and it is already heating up. And there is no doubt the Boston Red Sox have been among the early suitors.

We have already told you about all the twists and turns in the negotiations, and it is only a week in. This morning, we told you that Buster Olney was reporting that the asking price for Stanton was “shockingly high” according to rival executives.

Then, just after lunchtime, a disappointing report came out that Stanton would not accept a trade to Boston this offseason. This report came via Chad Jennings’, a Boston Herald writer, twitter page.

As everybody already knows, Stanton has a full no-trade clause in his contract. He can choose where he plays baseball next year should he be traded.

This report could come as disheartening, but I do not believe it is the end-all-be-all. There have been plenty of reports that have come out so far, but none have come from the horse’s mouth. Stanton has been very mum on the whole thing this far.

As a matter of fact, when Stanton appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show last month, he discussed joining the Red Sox, and even seemed excited about being a designated hitter for the Red Sox.

So just as everything in this potential trade has changed so far, Stanton’s team choices could change too.

It is likely the Red Sox could sit down with Giancarlo Stanton, and talk him into joining the team. This deal is far from being over. We know how great of a negotiator Dave Dombrowski is, so do not count him out.

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This is not likely to be the last turn in these negotiations. Stay tuned to BoSox Injection for more updates around Giancarlo Stanton.