Source: Red Sox never made trade deadline run at Giancarlo Stanton

Rob Bradford
August 03, 2014 - 5:31 pm

According to a major league source, despite the strong interest from the Marlins regarding Jon Lester leading into the non-waiver trade deadline, the Red Sox never engaged Miami in talks for outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Along with Baltimore, Miami extended the best package of prospects to the Red Sox for Lester before the Sox decided to go with Oakland offer of Yoenis Cespedes for the pitcher and outfielder Jonny Gomes. With Miami's motivation for acquiring Lester clearly appearing to be built from a desire to convince the Marlins' fan base they were making a run at the playoffs this season, there was no indications that Stanton was going to be made available. Talking to at the All-Star Game, Stanton said when asked about rumors circulating a trade to the Red Sox, "Rumors are rumors, but then again the route of all truths could be some rumors, so you never know."