Phillies Actively Pursuing Marlins’ Slugger Stanton

There are 99 (and counting) problems with the Marlins trading Giancarlo Stanton, and there isn’t a scenario where it’s not.

According to CBSPhilly reporter Chris May, the Philadelphia Phillies are actively pursuing the Marlins’ best overall player in outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. However, this just seems like another passing rumor as it seems like there is no way the Marlins would trade their 23-year-old superstar, who is locked in with the Marlins until 2016.

With the Phillies’ depleted farm system over 5 years of trades, it’s difficult imaging the Marlins even thinking about an offer from the Phillies. The Phillies only have two prospects ranked in Baseball America’s top-100 list: left-hander Jessie Biddle (#89) and shortstop Roman Quinn (#100). The Phils could offer projected starting left fielder Domonic Brown, who was ranked as the fourth best prospect just two years ago, but the combination of Brown, Quinn, and Biddle falls short compared to what other organizations are willing to offer.

With the Marlins in rebuilding mode, there is little to no chance of this trade happening, especially to a division rival, whom they meet 18 times a season. However, there have been crazier things in the world of baseball. If the Phillies managed to snag Giancarlo Stanton without hurting their starting lineup too much, they would instantly become a contender for the division and possibly the World Series.


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Author:Curran Aiyer

Studying Finance, Business Analytics, and International Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University with a minor in Spanish. Aspiring to change the world by driving education and the importance of staying informed. Looking to share my learnings and knowledge on behavioral economics and how that correlates with investing in yourself wisely. Originally from Philadelphia and trusting the process.

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