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The reason why the Dodgers will probably not trade for Giancarlo Stanton

The slugger has been pushing for a move to Los Angeles

Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton | AP

Giancarlo Stanton continues to place the Dodgers as his favorite team to be traded to.

With his Full-No-Trade clause the player has a lot of power over his future and if the Marlins are too desperate to get out of his contract he could force a trade with the Los Angeles team. 

But, even that seems unlikely.

According to some reports, the first talks between these two organizations have already taken place and it's not looking great for Stanton.

Several analysts indicate that the Dodgers want to reduce their payroll and not add a $295 million dollar contract to an already "over-spent team".

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle explains that the Dodgers do not need Stanton to stay as a winning team and the Dodgers have been trying to get money out of their payroll instead of adding such big contracts.

While Bob Nightengale of USA Today points out that if the Los Angeles Dodgers were willing to absorb that amount of money they would have done it in the middle of the season to get Justin Verlander.

A move that might have meant a World Series championship instead of a second place finish, as Verlander helped the Astros to its first ever title in franchise history.

Seems like Stanton will have to settle for another home in the Big Leagues or stay in Miami and wait until 2020.

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