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Dodgers Rumors: Is Los Angeles Interested In Giancarlo Stanton?

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

The Dodgers came within one game of winning it all in 2017, but that doesn’t mean this off-season will be a quiet one. To begin with, they must address players like Brandon Morrow, Yu Darvish, and others who are now free agents. There is also the Japanese sensation, Shohei Ohtani, that will be coming to a Major League Baseball team this off-season. Lastly there is the case of Giancarlo Stanton and his hefty contract, both of which the Marlins are trying to unload.

So where do the Dodgers stand on Stanton? The two tweets below are seven minutes apart and represent trade rumors perfectly.

Giancarlo Stanton had a phenomenal 2017 season and is even up for the NL MVP Award. This year the So-Cal native put up a slash line of .281/.376/.631 and led the league in home runs (59) and runs batted in (132). His huge contract has potentially $295 million left on it over the next ten seasons, though he can opt out after the 2020 season.

What is also important to note is that he has a full no trade clause, which means he gets to decide where he ends up. It is also looking like he is not afraid to exercise this, with Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reporting that Stanton will not accept a trade to the Red Sox or the Cardinals. According to Joe Frisaro the Giants are also in the mix, and their number four prospect, Heliot Ramos, is being discussed as a potential trade piece.

The Dodgers were pretty stacked in the outfield this year, and it will only get more crowded in 2018. As of now, it’s looking like Los Angeles will have to juggle Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor, Enrique Hernandez, Joc Pederson, Andrew Toles, and even Alex Verdugo is he is called up. With that said, Giancarlo Stanton is force to be reckoned with. I’m sure that, if traded for, the Dodgers could find a spot for him in the outfield.

What do you think about this? Do you want the Dodgers to go after Stanton? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. If he wants to go to LA as some have reported, how do you not try to use this to your advantage to get the likely NL MVP who grew up rooting for your team? It’s a no brainer to call up the Marlins and try to workout a deal or at least see what they want for him. Of course they would have to eat salary to get the Dodgers even remotely interested and it would require the Marlins being content with taking back limited prospects and players for him. I could see Joc going back to the Marlins in a deal to start. Just thinking of Stanton and Bellinger in the middle of the lineup brings a tear to my eye.

    2B Taylor
    SS Seager
    3B Turner
    RF Stanton
    1B Bellinger
    LF Otani
    CF Puig
    C Barnes
    Pitcher

    On days when Otani pitches or is resting, you play Forsythe and move Taylor to center field and Puig back to RF. Good lord!

  2. They maybe interested in him but more important they want to make sure whoever gets him will pay a high price. The Giant backers want him and think they can get him for taking over the whole contract. So it the Dodgers don’t get him, they will make sure the Giants add some players to limit their ability to improve else where.

  3. The Marlins can’t eat enough of his contract for us to have him for what, 10 more years! No way! What good is a farm system if there’s no place for your players to play? Think of what else the Dodgers could do with that money in,the next 20 yrs.

      • That’s right.. In my opinion, Darvish and Bellinger ( And Roberts ) cost The Dodgers The World Series.. Pitching is still 70% of the game.. Maybe more in the playoffs.. Let the ‘dead weight’ go.. ALL of them.. Get a quality RH starter.. and get on with it..

  4. If the Dodgers want to add Stanton and his salary I believe they would want miami to eat some of his salary. And eating some part of salaries of say kazmire, Mc Cartney and a few others in trades for minor leaguers.Then looking at who gets traded away reducing those salaries to Make it affordable for the dodgers

  5. Well, I believe the Dodgers should explore a trade for Giancarlo Stanton. I think I would formulate a package around Tiles, and maybe Verdugo.

    I think those two, have a little more appeal to Miami, then Joc Pederson.

    The Outfield going to crowded, and we might as well deal from our strength.

    But I wouldn’t stop there I heard Tampa Bay and the Dodgers are having discussions about Chris Archer maybe the Dodgers can make a trade for him.

    I also think it may be time to consider trading Kershaw yeah I know I know everybody loves and best pitcher on the planet etc etc but he’s getting older I think the Dodgers should Explorer trade with the angels for Mike Trout 4 Kershaw.

    I think the should Dodgers re-sign Morrow, Watson, and Darvish, then maybe even go after Jake Arrieta.

    After all I just proposed trading Kershaw and you got to replace them somehow.

    Darvish, Archer, and Arrieta would make a strong threesome rotation, add Hill, and Wood. sliding Meada to the pen then Ryu & Beaz ,could be part of a trade package for Archer.

    This is my idea I know a lot of people won’t like it or at least all of it that would make our team so, so awesome. Not that they’re not an awesome team now, because we are. And I would welcome back every player on the squad and not make any trades and still be happy ,but if you’re going to add improvements, it
    Or upgrades, might as well as well go for the best.

  6. I don’t know but with a crowded outfield why not put Taylor back to his natural position of 2nd base?

  7. Who needs him!!! Just look at the farm system.. be totally nuts to give young talent for anyone.. no GUARANTEES..he will do as well in any following years!!

  8. Dodgers haven’t won a World Series since 1988. Great farm system has produced an MLB-leading number of Rookies of the Year, but that hasn’t translated into any championships. Division titles? Yes, but no championships. Dodgers need a HUGE bat like Stanton’s in the lineup. Make a deal. Bring Giancarlo back to SoCal.

    • Miami would be foolish to let him go, his salary should be in the planned budget and he has got to be worth a lot seats in the ball park; but yeah, I would love to seem him come to LA – more power Scotty.

    • They haven’t won a World Series since 1988, but they had an amazing 2017 season, won 2 post season series and came within 1 game of winning it all. They don’t need a revamp, what they need is a rest! Only one other team played more games. It’s baseball. The players are human, not walking stats. Say they had Stanton this year… He goes 0-4 in Game 7, or gets 2 homeruns. They still lose because that’s life.

  9. Yes it would be great to have a bat like his in the lineup, but not if we have to sell the farm (system). We have plenty of pieces to trade. Kazmir, Mc Carthy, Baez, Strippling, along with a bunch of outfielders. I would love to see them work something out, but I think it might be best to let SF eat his contract, and give away more of their farm system!

  10. There are to many very good outfielders in the organization to road block by bringing Stanton to Dodger Stadium for the next 10 years. Giving Miami top prospects to take on a 300 million dollar contract is eerily similar to the Boston mega trade the Dodgers made to acquire A Gon & the rest of the Red Sox bad contracts. Ten years is a long, long time to pay one player that much money. I say PASS!

  11. The Dodgers have pitching needs, but if we have all these young players, what good is that. Look at the Astros, are we going to wait another three years, while our top pitcher gets older. Stanton would kill it at Dodgers and put fear into other teams with him in the Dodgers line up. His contract is going to be well worth it in a few years, as Harper and Machado will command 350-500 million. We have too many outfielders that have question marks. No question marks with Stanton year in and out. he will help Seager and Bellinger with careers also. Make the trade.

  12. No guarantee that the minor leaguers you bring up are going to work out either. So don’t just sit on what we have now. It’s going to take more than we have now to win a world series. Then again maybe most people are happy just winning the division every year?

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