Marlins Have Framework Agreements To Trade Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins Have Framework Agreements To Trade Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins Have Framework Agreements To Trade Giancarlo Stanton

The biggest catch here may be the money aspect, with the Marlins insisting that whomever wants to grab Stanton in a trade assume responsibility for at least $250 million of the remaining $295 million that is still left on his mammoth contract.

That backed up another report, from ESPN's Buster Olney on Friday, that said Major League Baseball would only allow San Francisco and St. Louis executives to meet with Stanton's people if the Marlins said they were closing in on a potential deal.

A deal is not expected to happen today, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

As Giancarlo Stanton Watch continued through the weekend, the NL MVP is still a Marlin.

Stanton went to Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif, just 14 miles from Dodger Stadium, which makes the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly high on his list. That was when San Francisco reportedly became Stanton's "100 percent" preferred choice if it came down to choosing between the Giants and the Cardinals. Had Stanton met without the trade framework in place, the Marlins would have risked losing leverage if Stanton agreed to one deal and not the other, according to Morosi. Per MLBPipeline.com, those are the Giants' second-, third- and fourth-rated prospects, respectively. Their luxury-tax issues would complicate a potential trade for the slugger.

Yet Stanton might be waiting for a resolution with the Dodgers before deciding between the Giants and Cardinals. Stanton could ask that the opt-out be moved to a different point in the contract, as a condition for waiving his no-trade clause.

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