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Giancarlo Stanton is pissed off. And why wouldn't he? A rising star that was part of the new Miami Marlins, he finds himself surrounded by a bunch of rookies. This is a demoralizing blow to the budding superstar. But, by making the major league minimum on a frugal Marlins team, Stanton is not slated to go anywhere. But - maybe the Phillies can find a way.
The Marlins are still reportedly trying to dump salary. Stanton could help them do that. The only salaries left on the books of any note are righthanded starter Ricky Nolasco at $11.5 million and utility man and Phillies pinch-hitting record holder Greg Dobbs at $1.5 million. So, that represents $13 million that the Marlins would like to dump. The trade would begin with the Phillies taking that salary.
Nolasco is pretty overpaid. Turning 30 years old next month, Nolasco was 12-13 with a 4.48 ERA. The ERA output is very consistent with his lifetime 4.49 ERA. So, he is a ...