While the Miami Marlins are currently in no rush to trade
slugger Giancarlo Stanton, “it is appearing more inevitable” that the outfielder
will be traded sometime before he reaches free agency, reports Joe Frisaro of
It is appearing more inevitable that sometime before he
reaches free agency that Stanton will be moved, because the Marlins are
reloading their roster, and will look to add as many quality pieces in the next
Stanton is not arbitration eligible until 2014, meaning he
won’t hit the free agent market until after the 2016 season. Still, Frisaro
notes that he is “highly unlikely” to sign a long-term extension with the
Marlins. Stanton was extremely upset by the team’s fire sale this offseason.
For this reason the Marlins are likely to eventually trade
Stanton for a bevy of prospects, according to Frisaro. Over three seasons in
the league the 23-year-old has hit .270/.350/.553.
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