The Boston Red Sox could be getting the slugger they want and need for 2018 very soon in the form of Giancarlo Stanton.
According to sources from Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the trade talks between the Red Sox and the Miami Marlins "may be heating up".
Spencer's sources also indicated that the Red Sox are "definitely in play" for Stanton.
This gives hope to a Red Sox team that was last in the American League in home runs with 168, since Stanton smacked a cool 59 dingers during the 2017 season.
Most reports indicate though that no deal will be made at least until the General Managers meeting that starts on Monday, November 13th, and will end on Thursday.
Other teams that have been mentioned being interested or in talks with the Marlins are the Cardinals, Phillies and Giants.
The Red Sox seem like the best fit since Stanton wants to be on one of the coasts and he has a Full-No-Trade-Clause, in which case he could block trades to the Cardinals and Phillies.
Another big reason is the team from Boston is willing to open up its checkbook to get a big time slugger this off-season. To the point that they will go over the Luxury Tax as confirmed by General Manager Dave Dombrowski and owner John Henry.
We go a little more into detail in the following article:
Do we see this trade getting done?
Maybe, but it has to be soon.
Especially since the Red Sox plan to be big players this winter, and if they can't get Stanton they will sign the next best thing J.D. Martínez.
Eric Hosmer has also been thrown around by some reporters.