Giancarlo Stanton will be the hottest commodity on the trade market this offseason. It’s not too often that a reigning MVP is available in a trade; as a result, Stanton’s value is higher than ever. He’s coming off a 59-homer, 6.9-fWAR season at age 28. There is no team that should not have interest in Stanton in a perfect world, based purely on the caliber of player he is and the rarity of the situation at hand.
The ball is in the Marlins’ court to trade him this offseason, and since it’s their hand to play, they could ultimately decide not to put the chips on the table and make the move. Most agree, though, that someone, somewhere will trade for the 6-foot-6 slugger.
Dealing for Stanton is not as easy as it sounds. In addition to the prospect haul that the Marlins are likely commanding, he also has the biggest contract in baseball history, and trading for that comes with a whole set of impacts. I’m here to make the teams’ jobs easy. I’m going to run down how to trade for Giancarlo Stanton, to make a deal that both you and the Marlins like, based on the information that is available to the average fan.
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