Miami Marlins Threaten Giancarlo Stanton With Absurd Trade Ultimatum
The Miami Marlins are doing everything in their power to convince Giancarlo Stanton to waive his no-trade clause this offseason. According to the Miami Herald, the Marlins gave Stanton an absurd trade ultimatum in an effort to get a deal done soon.
Via Miami Herald
According to two sources with knowledge of discussions, the Marlins informed Stanton in October that if he refused to waive his no-trade rights and accept a trade, he would remain a Marlin and team officials would look to trade off other top players to reduce payroll.
If Stanton were to reject every trade proposal and remain in Miami, the Marlins could look to trade outfielders Marcell Ozuna (projected to make $10.9 million through arbitration) and Christian Yelich (under contract for $7 million), among other core players, to help offset the salary the Marlins would be required to pay Stanton.
So the Marlins are willing to tear down their entire franchise just to spite Stanton? Wonder how Marlins fans feel about that Derek Jeter and the new management right abot now.
As of now Stanton doesn’t seem to be budging and is only interested in a few teams including his hometown team, the LA Dodgers.
The Dodgers are viewed as Stanton’s preferred destination, and they are among the approved teams on the list he conveyed to Marlins officials, sources said. And while Los Angeles and Miami have been in contact regarding the possibility of a Stanton trade, those talks haven’t advanced because of the Dodgers’ concerns over luxury tax obligations.
Stanton seems to have complete control of the situation and will probably get what he wants from the Marlins whenever this entire saga finally ends.