Re: Marlins Listening to offers for Giancarlo Stanton.
posted at 12/31/2012 5:00 PM EST
In response to hill55's comment:
In response to boborielly224's comment:
Why the farm offer, Nava, Iggy, Bailey and top pitching prospect and go from here. This would be BC's moment to get on the phone/tweeter quiet all the BC's bashers. The Marlins get OF with experience to fill the Stanton hole, a young closer/bull pen pitcher, a top propsect SS and a choice of a prospect starter.
The Marlins will not need a prospect catcher. They already have that from the Toronto deal.
Give the Marlins what they want because the Marlins mngt. is in the drivers seat with this
trade. The Red Sox can afford to let some prospects go.
The catcher Miami received in the Toronto trade is Jeff Mathis, with a career line of .198/.256/.314/.570 in eight seasons as he approaches his 30th birthday before Opening Day.
The proposed package of Daniel Nava (who will be 30 on Opening Day), Jose Iglesias (.135/.210/.203/.413), Andrew Bailey (projected 2013 salary of $3.9 million) and a top pitching prospect probably would not land Logan Morrison, much less Giancarlo Stanton.
Hi Hill. It's interesting that on the one hand, you argue that the Marlins would want Pedroia and can afford his salary under their $118M cap from last year, but on the other hand, you point out that they will not want Bailey's $3.9M salary.
Age is an issue to some extent as far as years of overall control and whether or not the player is in their prime. I am sure that if we offered Dustin Pedroia then the age issue would be overlooked.
All indications are that the Marlins will go back to their extremely cheap ways. I would think that cost of players is more of a factor than age. It is not all about choosing all players that are younger than Stanton. IMO Doubront, Morales, Bailey (+ cash), and possibly Aceves (+cash) would be options that the Marlins would consider as part of a package, especially since they have gutted their pitching staff and are probably eager to move Nolasco as well. Bailey may be an option that would significantly add to their bullpen.
4 affordable pitchers as the basis for a trade would be hard to overlook. Conceivably, there are 3 starters and a closer. Add Brentz and Holt, and agree to take Nolasco. RS rotation is Lester, Buch, Lackey, Nolasco, Dempster with Rubby and Tazawa in the wings.
I would think that the Marlins will be more serious about trading Stanton in a year or two when arbitration drives up his salary.