While Stanton had the best season of his career in 2017 with 59 home runs and 132 RBI to go along with a.281 batting average and.631 slugging percentage, the money remaining on his contract makes him hard to move.
Stanton trade talk has intensified since the end of the 2017 season, as the Marlins are under new ownership.
"Some rival execs view the Marlins' prospect asking price for Giancarlo Stanton as shockingly high and somewhat out of touch with reality, and not discounted almost enough given the whopping $295 million he's owed (with the forthcoming out clause after the 2020 season)", Olney tweets. It makes sense for the Marlins to ask for the moon and to see which, if any, teams try to meet them part way.
Stanton also gets a $100,000 bonus for winning MVP, something he may accomplish Thursday when the awards are announced.
ESPN's Buster Olney reported Tuesday that some rival executives believe the Miami Marlins' prospect asking price for All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is "shockingly high". Both teams are trying to reclaim their position as postseason contenders after missing out on the playoffs this year.