The Miami Marlins are looking to trade their star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Many teams are interested in the power hitting right fielder but it seems that he has already made up his mind. It is said that Stanton’s first choice is to go to the Dodgers and that he will wait on trades until he knows if the Dodgers will make a push for him.
Stanton’s contract has a no trade clause in it meaning he can veto any trade that does not suit him. Stanton can block any trades to any teams if the Marlins decide not to shop him to the Dodgers. But will the Dodgers try and make a push for him?
The Dodgers have one of the best minor league systems in the game and have the pieces to trade for Stanton. The rebuilding Marlins’ asking price is high for the 2017 National League MVP though. The Dodgers have a tough decision in trading their prized prospects or not.
The Dodgers’ prospects are those like Alex Verdugo, Walker Buehler and Julio Urias. These are the players the Marlins might ask for. Giving up these young talents could be a good idea to already get a proven superstar. Urias might not be the same after his surgery and who knows if the other prospects will work out in the big leagues. The only problem is that these players do have star potential and could benefit the Dodgers for years to come.
The Dodgers already have a platoon of outfielders. With Yasiel Puig and Chris Taylor breaking out last season there are still many others that spent time in their outfield. Joc Pederson, Andrew Toles, Kiké Hernandez and Trayce Thompson were all good players to help fill the empty position last season.
This team was one win away from winning the World Series and brining in Stanton might mess up the chemistry. The best option might be sticking to their layout because we see that worked. But trading for Stanton and filling in the last spot in the outfield could also boost the Dodgers over the last hurdle into winning their first championship since ’88.
With the Dodgers having the pieces and the money to trade for Giancarlo Stanton, there is a possibility we might see Stanton in blue next season. We will see what Friedman and Zaidi do during the the offseason in determining if they should go for the all star slugger.