Marlins Agree to Giancarlo Stanton Trade Framework With Cardinals, Giants

Marlins Agree to Giancarlo Stanton Trade Framework With Cardinals, Giants

With the December 11-14 winter meetings approaching, trade talks involving Stanton could come to a head in the coming days as the scaling-down Marlins are eager to shed most, if not all, the remaining $295 million of his contract. Few players get to name their landing spot, but Stanton's full no-trade clause would, theoretically, give the National League MVP the power to decline every deal that did not send him to the Dodgers.

Stanton went to Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif, just 14 miles from Dodger Stadium, which makes the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly high on his list. So the matter is in Stanton's court, and maybe the Dodgers' - and there's no deadline.

Both the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have been linked to Stanton as much as any other team, the Dodgers included. The Dodgers have not been beating down the door for Stanton. The Marlins are reportedly willing to accept the Giants offer of second baseman Joe Panik alongside top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw in exchange for Stanton should San Francisco be willing to assume at least $250 million of the remaining money owed to the right fielder.

In recent days, Stanton or his representatives have met with both the Cardinals and the Giants, suggesting he's better positioned than not in order to make a decision.

The Marlins are under new ownership.

The hot stove season in Major League Baseball is heating up, and with the winter meetings a week away Giancarlo Stanton might soon be an ex-member of the Miami Marlins.

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