1:25 PM EST, Sat December 16, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

Giants keep looking after Marlins deal outfielder Ozuna to Cardinals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Less than a week after the Yankees cuckolded the Giants and Cardinals and got Giancarlo Stanton, Miami and St. Louis reached agreement on a deal for the second-biggest piece of Derek Jeter's fire sale. On Wednesday, the final full day of the winter meetings, the Marlins agreed to trade power-hitting left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals for a package of minor-leaguers. Ozuna would have fit the Giants perfectly, but they could not offer the Marlins an equivalent of Sandy Alcantra, a 22-year-old pitcher who throws 100 miles an...

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Marlins telling teams they will trade Christian Yelich

It’s safe to say that the Miami Marlins’ firesale is well and truly underway. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Marlins have informed other teams that they are ready to trade outfielder Christian Yelich, though the price tag will be high. Sources: Now that Marcell Ozuna has been dealt to St. Louis, Christian...Read More

Larry Brown Sports

Cardinals, Marlins reportedly making progress on Marcell Ozuna trade

The St. Louis Cardinals got deep into discussions with the Miami Marlins about acquiring Giancarlo Stanton, but the NL MVP did not want to waive his no-trade clause to make the deal work. Perhaps the groundwork that was laid can now be used to facilitate a Marcell Ozuna deal. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports...Read More

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Report: Marcell Ozuna traded to Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals were unable to acquire Giancarlo Stanton in a trade with the Miami Marlins this offseason, but they have come away with a nice consolation prize. According to multiple reports, the Cardinals and Marlins have agreed to a trade centered around outfielder Marcell Ozuna. Ozuna to Cardinals is done — Craig Mish...Read More

San Francisco Chronicle

Glow is gone for Derek Jeter as Marlins’ CEO after 2 months

MIAMI — Reacting to the Giancarlo Stanton trade, a Miami Marlins supporter who is a priest suggested in church that fans boycott the team’s games in protest. Does Derek Jeter have a prayer? Always a winner as captain of the New York Yankees, Jeter is trying to revive the downtrodden Marlins, and so far, he appears out of his league as a CEO. Barely two months into the job, he has been faulted for his handling of the Stanton deal, and that’s not all. Critics contend Jeter is to blame for clumsy firings, delegating too much and hanging in...

Grand Rapids Press

Giancarlo Stanton called Derek Jeter's bluff, so now he's a Yankee

Stantons trade to New York was made official Monday. This wasn't even as complex as Mike McDermott against Teddy KGB, so it's a little sad that new Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter even tried. Giancarolo Stanton, he of the full no-trade clause, had decided if he was going to be dealt, it would be to the New York Yankees. Marlins ownership reportedly threatened that if he didn't accept a trade to either St. Louis or San Francisco, they wouldn't deal him. Stanton, seemingly holding all the leverage, called that bluff. And now he's a Yankee. The backstory of the...

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Dodgers, Marlins discussing Marcell Ozuna trade

With Dee Gordon and (more notably) Giancarlo Stanton already on their way out of Miami, another player may be the next victim of the Marlins’ fire sale. Dustin Nosler of Dodgers Digest reported on Saturday that the Marlins are discussing a possible trade of outfielder Marcell Ozuna with the Los Angeles Dodgers, though nothing is...Read More

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Mets intend to ask Marlins about Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro’s tenure with the Miami Marlins may prove to be a short one. The veteran second baseman, who is reportedly set to be dealt by the New York Yankees to the Marlins as part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, is already the subject of interest from the New York Mets. The Mets have been...Read More

Larry Brown Sports

Starlin Castro could be moved as part of Stanton trade

Starlin Castro could be one of the pieces moved in order to help facilitate a trade between the Yankees and Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton. Earlier in the week, we learned the Yankees are reportedly one of the teams Stanton would waive his no-trade clause for. It wasn’t sure at the time of the Yankees’ interest...Read More

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants react to losing Stanton, Ohtani: ‘We knew both would be challenging’

The Giants had 98 losses during the season and reached 100 on Friday. On a crushing day for a last-place team that’s trying to contend in 2018, the Giants lost out on Japanese megastar Shohei Ohtani and home run king Giancarlo Stanton, the two most decorated available players. Ohtani decided to play in Anaheim with the Angels, and Stanton made it clear to the Marlins he wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause to accept a trade to San Francisco. So the Giants must fall back on their other options to improve the outfield and add power to a...

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Yankees taking on upwards of $260 million to complete Stanton deal

The Miami Marlins were looking for a trade partner who could relieve them of most of Giancarlo Stanton’s $295 million deal. That mission appears to be accomplished. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the Athletic, the Yankees are taking on a massive amount of Stanton’s contract — at least $260 million of it...Read More

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Marcus Stroman ‘can’t wait’ to face Giancarlo Stanton

Marcus Stroman is not one to back down from a challenge and that includes perhaps the premier power hitter in baseball today. On Saturay, many around the baseball world woke up to news the Yankees and Marlins had reportedly agreed on a trade that would send Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. The potential move likely...Read More

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Marlins will have to eat at least $50 million to trade Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton is forcing the Miami Marlins’ hand. Both the Giants and Cardinals announced in statements on Friday that Stanton is unwilling to waive his no-trade clause to join either team, which means both are out of the running for the reigning NL MVP. The Giants announce that they, too, are out on Stanton. Here’s...Read More

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Report: Giancarlo Stanton will approve trade to one of these four teams

If Giancarlo Stanton is going to be traded, he wants it to be to a team he approves. And considering he has a full no-trade clause, he has no obligation to do the Miami Marlins any favors. The two teams that have been pursuing Stanton the most are the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis...Read More

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Giants GM confirms team has preliminary agreement on Giancarlo Stanton trade

The San Francisco Giants have a tentative agreement in place for a Giancarlo Stanton trade, according to general manager Bobby Evans. Evans told John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle that an agreement is in place with the Miami Marlins, though Stanton’s approval is still required for the deal to be completed. He also noted...Read More

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants ‘impressed’ in meetings with Stanton, Ohtani, who comments on Posey’s ‘great aura’

Giancarlo Stanton loves to play at AT&T Park, and Shohei Ohtani loves Buster Posey’s “great aura.” Those were two of the takeaways in the Giants’ meetings with the two players they’re pursuing the most, according to general manager Bobby Evans in a Chronicle interview on Thursday. Evans confirmed the Giants came to terms with the Marlins on a trade for Stanton that’s contingent on the right fielder approving it. The Giants and Cardinals have been the most aggressive pursuers, though it’s believed Stanton, who has a full no-trade clause, is...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers made blockbuster Miguel Cabrera trade 10 years ago today

A decade ago, with one of the games brightest young talents on the market, the Tigers made a franchise-altering move. The rebuilding Detroit Tigers are sitting on the sidelines as teams make pitches for Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani or prepare bids for reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton. But a decade ago, with one of the game's brightest young talents on the market, the Tigers made a franchise-altering move. Detroit sent six players to the Florida Marlins for Miguel Cabrera and pitcher Dontrelle Willis.  Most of the other seven players involved...

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Marlins have agreed to Giancarlo Stanton trade with Giants, Cardinals

The Miami Marlins have reportedly agreed to the framework of a Giancarlo Stanton trade with both the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants, but it’s up to the slugger to decide if he wants to play for either team. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported on Sunday that the Marlins agreed to the terms...Read More

San Francisco Chronicle

Dodgers could be Giants’ chief competition for Stanton

If the Giants trade for Giancarlo Stanton, their fans would know he left his heart in Los Angeles. Not that it would matter. The Giants are in desperate need of a power hitter, and fans would welcome him under virtually any circumstances, even if it meant his first choice was wearing Dodger blue. With the Dec. 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. He’d need to approve any deal because...

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Giancarlo Stanton unlikely to accept trade to Cardinals

Those close to Giancarlo Stanton would reportedly be very surprised if he accepts a trade to the St. Louis Cardinals. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, several people close to the Marlins believe there is very little chance of Stanton accepting a trade to the Cardinals — or anywhere in the midwest. Sources close...Read More

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Report: Marlins, Giants close to agreeing on Giancarlo Stanton trade

The only thing standing in the way of Giancarlo Stanton being traded to the San Francisco Giants may be the NL MVP’s stamp of approval. SiriusXM Radio host Craig Mish reported on Thursday that Giants executives were set to meet with Stanton’s representatives in Los Angeles. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the trade...Read More

ESPN

Rumor Central: Marlins trying to force Giancarlo Stanton's hand?

The Marlins reportedly may look to shed payroll elsewhere if Giancarlo Stanton does not waive his no-trade clause.

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Red Sox are an ‘extreme long shot’ for Giancarlo Stanton

Rumors have abounded these last few weeks about where Giancarlo Stanton will be taking his talents next, but Boston is looking less and less likely. Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reported on Tuesday that the Red Sox are an “extreme long shot” to trade for the Miami Marlins slugger, citing Miami’s desire for a...Read More

Belleville News Democrat

Stanton gives Marlins list of acceptable trade partners

Giancarlo Stanton has shared information with the Miami Marlins that may bring some closure to several of the teams reported to be contenders for his services, the St. Louis Cardinals …

Belleville News Democrat

Pitching prospect part of Cardinals’ trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton

Trade talks for National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton heated up over the weekend with the Miami Marlins receiving official bids from both the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. …

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Cardinals make formal trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton

The St. Louis Cardinals’ pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton is as real as it gets. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Sunday that the Cardinals have made a formal trade offer for Stanton. Source: #STLCards have made a formal trade offer to #Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 19, 2017 The...Read More

Tim and Sid: Will the Marlins trade Stanton?

Tim and Sid discuss the seemingly increasing chances that the Miami Marlins will be trading the MLB home run and RBI leader for 2017, Giancarlo Stanton.