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Dodgers Listed as Potential Trade Partner for Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees by 12UP

Could the slugging outfielder find himself in Los Angeles?

May 18, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits a single down the right field line against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

In an article published on 12UP titled “4 Realistic Trade Destinations for Giancarlo Stanton if Yankees Decide to Make a Move,” the Dodgers are listed as the second most likely team.

The Dodgers were the class of the NL without Stanton, but they’ve dominated the regular season for three years in a row now only to flatline in the postseason. LA needs to try a little something different in order to get back to the World Series and win it all. With plenty of prospects and players to give away, the Dodgers have as much hypothetical firepower (both with assets and finances) as anyone to get a deal done.

The list started with the Chicago White Sox at four, the Texas Rangers followed at three, the Dodgers at two and the St. Louis Cardinals as the most likely team.

On the Cards front, rumor is that Stanton would accept a trade to St. Louis.

Nevertheless, it would’ve made more sense to title the article, “Four places we’d like to see Giancarlo Stanton traded,” because the chances he gets traded to Los Angeles are next to nothing. The chances Stanton is traded at all are slim to begin with.

Stanton is set to make an average annual value of $25 million until his age 38 season in 2028, when he has a club option or $10 million buyout.

The article seems to be written by a Yankees fan who wants to get rid of their disappointing player and doesn’t know how the Dodgers operate. The Dodgers absolutely have the firepower to get the deal done but that doesn’t make them a realistic landing spot.

If the Dodgers weren’t willing to sign Bryce Harper to a long-term deal in the offseason, they aren’t trading top prospects and locking themselves into that deal for an older player. Especially when the player has serious health concerns. Stanton played a total of 18 games during the 2019 season and re-injured himself in the playoffs.

If the Dodgers want to make a splash this off-season, they could just sign Gerritt Cole or Anthony Rendon, who are both much better players and fit the roster. They would then be able to keep their prospects and improve the team even more.

If they do want to go the trade route, a deal for Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts or Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor also makes more sense, since both players are rumored to be available.

The only way a Stanton trade could work is if the Yankees eat most of his salary and take back A.J. Pollock. Even then, it’s still a stretch because Friedman and the Dodgers hate long-term deals.

It is very safe to say that Stanton won’t be a Dodger in the near future.

Written by Blake Williams

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College and now I'm working towards my Bachelor's at Cal State University, Northridge. I'm currently the managing editor for the Roundup News and a writer for Dodgers Nation. Around the age of 12, I fell in love with baseball and in high school, I realized my best path to working in baseball was as a writer, so that's the path I followed. I also like to bring an analytics viewpoint to my work and I'm always willing to help someone understand them since so many people have done the same for me. Thanks for reading!

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  1. If the Dodgers are looking for a right handed power hitter, why not just call up DJ Peters? After all Peters couldn’t do any worse than those hacks did (Seager/Bellinger/Pollock/Chris Taylor/Will Smith) in the NLDS.

    • Because like most prospects Peter’s will need at least a few years to establish himself as a MLB player. The Dodgers need a RH power hitter now.

        • My issue with Peters is he is another K waiting to happen. And with the strikeouts that dramatically re-appeared late in the season and into October, not sure he would be an answer. BTW Dodgers stuck out 64 times in only 5 games, so enough is enough.

  2. Why so he can get injured when we need him most? Not to worry they would never pull off such a deal anyway

  3. When the Marlins were looking to trade Stanton after the 2017 season, I wanted the Dodgers to get him. I thought it made tons of sense at the time. But now, with the team we have, Stanton’s age, and his injury situation, I just don’t think it makes sense to add him to the roster. I hope the Dodgers use all the money they could spend on Stanton’s contract to sign Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, or both.

  4. Pundits will link the Dodgers to every free agent and every expensive trade proposition. There will be no real interest but it will be there for everyone of them. Watch because it’s just beginning …

  5. We need to trade for guys like Mookie Betts, or Francisco Lindor, and sign Zach Wheeler or Cory Kluber. The cost will be high for trades, but this team has to make a change to the way they go about doing things. Names like Lux, May, Gonsolin or Josiah Gray would be outbound.

  6. Ames no sense to get injury prone Stanton. We already have Pollack with that distinction. We need another bat or 2 that doesn’t swing for the fences or strike out all the time. Did I say that, I must be dreaming! Lux, May, Gonsolin are our future, not tradable unless you get an established relatively young major leaguer.

  7. If the Dodgers wouldn’t take him from the Marlins who just wanted salary relief, why would they trade good prospects or MLB ready players to get him now? Especially to the Yankees who are a likely team to face if the Dodgers get back to the WS?

  8. No Stanton and dump Pollock. What was the Front Office thinking when they signed this Chump. Go get Coles and find a closer to replace Jansen.

    • AZUL, I could not agree with you more. Why would we want to acquire the Yankee discards? Frankly, Stanton is injured about as much as Rich Hill, another player who we should not pursue. If we are going to spend money, lets do it wisely!!!!! As PD Jr once said to me , :Acquiring Stanton is for the birds”. Go Blue!!!!

  9. Stanton did not help the Yankees get to the World series. He is a glass man. Now No how.

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