Re: Marlins Listening to offers for Giancarlo Stanton.
posted at 12/31/2012 3:04 PM EST
In response to hill55's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
Hill is correct. They traded half their team to a 73-win team, but that is their cutoff. If you only win 69, as opposed to 73, they won't return your phone call.
That 73-win club offered up the No. 2, No. 5 and No. 8 prospects* from Toronto's loaded farm system, a righthanded Felix Doubront in Henderson Alvarez, an established shortstop in Yunel Escobar and light-hitting defensive catcher who on the Angels in 2010 got more starts behind the plate than Mike Napoli.
Because of age, salary and years of control, Giancarlo Stanton likely has more trade value than Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio combined.
I don't doubt that Miami will negotiate with a 93-loss team, but the Marlins will be seeking that team's best players and prospects, not a package highlighted by Ryan Lavarnway and Jackie Bradley (Bradley is older and slightly less regarded than Miami centerfield prospect Christian Yelich).
* Baseball America's organizational rankings released November 7, 2012: http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/organization-top-10-prospects/2013/2614294.html
What does the amount of losses a team has had have to do with how good their prospects are?
We do not know how Miami rates Bradley, Lavarnway or others. They may like players we have ranked lower. For example, they may highly covet a guy like Swihart or Owens.