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Giants & Cardinals wait on Giancarlo Stanton, with Dodgers looming

Giants & Cardinals wait on Giancarlo Stanton, with Dodgers looming

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Marlins have "agreed to general framework" of deals with both the Giants and Cardinals.

However, Stanton still has the final say because of his no-trade clause, meaning he would need to approve any deal.

"One person said he "didn't see any way" he'd accept the Cardinals but added the disqualifier that he can't say he knows for sure".

Meanwhile, Marlins MLB.com reporter Joe Frisaro notes that the deal is not imminent and that the Marlins are still talking with other clubs.

As Giancarlo Stanton Watch continued through the weekend, the NL MVP is still a Marlin.




One team that is showing decreased interest in Stanton is the Boston Red Sox, as SiriusXM's Craig Mish reports they have chose to end their pursuit of him. The right fielder has a full no-trade clause as part of the 13-year, $325 million contract he signed with Miami in 2014. But the Dodgers have luxury-tax issues and have not seriously pursued Stanton - at least not yet.

The Marlins also want to move Dee Gordon, who's owed $38 million through 2020, and the second baseman would be a nice fit for the Giants, who lack speed.

The Dodgers' best bet might be waiting for Stanton to force the Marlins' hand, if Los Angeles is in fact his preferred destination, and to take advantage of Miami's desperation to unload as much of that contract as possible.

The Cardinals have pitching prospects the Marlins have targeted, such as right-handers Jack Flaherty and Sandy Alcantara.


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