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Asking price for Giancarlo Stanton 'shockingly high'

Rob Bradford
November 14, 2017 - 8:58 am

ORLANDO -- It was assumed that the Marlins would have to make a choice. Either they get a haul of prospects for Giancarlo Stanton, or punt on securing a boatload of talent in exchange for someone taking on a hefty portion of the $295 million owed the outfielder.

But, at this point, it appears as though Miami is looking for a lot of both.

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, "Some rival execs view the Marlins' prospect asking price for Giancarlo Stanton as shockingly high and somewhat out of touch with reality, and not discounted nearly enough given the whopping $295 million he's owed (with the forthcoming out clause after the 2020 season)."

When it comes to the Red Sox, there is also some doubt that Stanton would waive his no-trade clause to come to Boston. Speaking to the media (including the Sun-Sentinel's Tim Healey) at the GM meetings Monday, Marlins president Michael Hill did reveal he was aware of which teams the slugger would agree to land with.

When talking about a potential Stanton deal, Hill wasn't very forthcoming in offering deals:

Stanton no-trade, how hard of an obstacle is that in doing anything with him?

I think it’s just part of the process. We’ll see where things go with that. Ultimately, if something were to happen, he has full no-trade protection.
Any indication of who he’d accept to?

I’m not getting into particulars with him, but if the appropriate time, if it happens, it’s something we would discuss.
Not keep him updated? Go to him when more finality?

With the whole trade process, there’s rumors out there, and there’s a lot of them. I didn’t speak to the media until last week and he’s been traded 15 million times. We work internally. We do what we need to do. If we need to present him with something, we’ll do so at the appropriate time.
Later rather than sooner?

I wouldn’t say that.
No sense in generalities of where he'd be willing to go?

I didn’t say that.

So you do have a sense?

I do have a sense, and we’ll keep that internal. At the appropriate time, we’ll discuss whatever we need to discuss.

More about dollars or players? Sliding scale?

I’m not getting into particulars as it pertains to any of our players.