Originally Posted by IslandRed
^ The latter. The Marlins are dumping money; dumping talent is a byproduct. Stanton's cheap so there's no urgency to deal him. And it's safe to say that he won't be pried loose if it involves the Marlins taking on money, which would be the case in a Chapman swap.
I was addressing more the current philosophy of the Marlins than I was a realistic trade proposal. My comment was really tongue in cheek; Stanton will be traded before his contract ends IMHO- likely in his second or third arbitration year, when his salary becomes equal to the other 24 players on the roster combined.
That team is a mess, and ownership and management is all over the place. This isn't a rebuild, it's a white flag being raised over the stadium. They are getting nothing prospects and dumping nearly everything of value on the roster. So who knows what it would take for Stanton?