The most talked about trade this offseason is not very close to happening. Giancarlo Stanton has been the most mentioned name in rumors this winter because of his interest in changing teams as the Marlins do not aim to be contenders anytime soon.
The player spoke with Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel about staying with the Marlins, and made it very clear that the team will have to make a great effort to improve the rotation and the bullpen for him to stay put.
“But it needs to be thoroughly addressed, not just somewhat addressed. It needs to be a huge push now and a definite contending addressed matter.”
The MVP winner this season in the NL is not sure that the Marlins will decide to reinforce themselves, but he has something clear about all other MLB teams.
“I’m not entirely sure to be honest. But I know all teams have plenty of money.”
Stanton was announced on Thursday as the MVP of the National League, beating out players like Joey Votto, Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon for the award.
The slugger had his best season yet in the Big Leagues hitting 59 homers this year and that is why many teams have been very interested in a trade for the outfielder despite his 10 year, $295 million deal.