Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
The Marlins have no reason to trade Stanton as he's young, inexpensive and they can perhaps sell the BS angle that they're going to "build around him."
The Reds would have to throw a ton of prospects the Marlins' way for them to even think about parting ways with Stanton. He is the only thing the Marlins have left, he's extremely good and he comes extremely cheap. He hasn't come close to hitting his peak yet. It would take a package of Billy Hamilton, Tony Cingrani and then either Daniel Corcino or Robert Stephenson to get it done (as someone mentioned earlier in this thread). There might be some on here willing to do that deal, but I can't see Walt completely pillaging his farm system like that. Those are the Reds' top-four prospects right there. Giving up three of them would be really tough, but that's what it would take to get Stanton IMO. And who knows if the Marlins would even think that's enough. Just because we think it would be enough and perhaps too much doesn't mean they would agree. Remember how the Mariners preferred Justin Smoak over Yonder Alonso? While Alonso isn't all that good, he's definitely better than Smoak. Didn't matter. The M's thought Smoak was better.
So, I'll believe it when I see it, but yes, I hope the Reds at least kick the tires on a possible deal for Stanton. Just don't see the Marlins wanting anything to do with trading him though.
And would you have seen this coming?
The Marlins are not an MLB team. Stanton may very well force their hand, anyway.