I’ve tried to trade for him at least 10 times...He’s one of the best right-handed power bats in the game...He's property of the Marlins, dude.
--Ruben Amaro Jr. on Giancarlo Stanton's availability.
Realistically, what are the chances that the Marlins part with Stanton? I would say next to nothing. Obviously, we have a four month offseason and anything could happen, but why would the Marlins give up their coveted star player? If they had a reason to, that is a possibility, but Stanton is entering his prime now, and most likely with the Marlins. I would not be counting on a trade with Stanton.
If Stanton somehow gets put on the open marker, who would my frontrunners be? I think the Phillies are willing to give up "everything" for Stanton, as they are still trying to make a run with their old, depleted team. Their top prospects, Maikel Franco and Jesse Biddle, are immediate trade candidates. Other teams, such as the Mets and perhaps the Cubs could be in on Stanton if he was to become available.
Stanton is a nice and juicy trade target, but is a tad bit farfetched right now. We don't know what the future holds for his trade stock, so watch out for the "Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes!"