Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/19/13
This one would come as a surprise, but crazier things have happened — maybe. The Phillies are looking to trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to Chris May of CBS Philly. It’s rare for a player to be traded during spring training, it’s also rare for a player of Stanton’s skill level to be traded at all and it’s even rarer for a player of Stanton’s ilk to be traded during spring training. Surely every team would be willing to trade for Stanton if the offer is right, but there is essentially no reason for the Marlins to part with the star outfielder, especially not to an in-division rival. The fact that Philadelphia has just two players on Baseball America’s Top 100 — pitcher Jesse Biddle at No. 89 and shortstop Roman Quinn at 100 — doesn’t help matters either. Check out May’s tweet below. WIP: Phillies aggressively in pursuit of Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton. #cbsphilly— Chris May (@chrismayphilly) February 19, 2013

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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