Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I'd do Hamilton and Chapman, and I love both.
I also think the Marlins might be willing to do that, but Bud Selig wouldn't allow it.
I am trying to remember.. has Bud ever nixed a deal?
I don't think he has (someone please remind me otherwise).
Bud is an owner's puppet.. if an owner wants to salary dump or whatever, he's going to let them.. He certainly didn't care about the Miami-Toronto deal, the Red Sox-Dodgers deal and many other salary dumps.
The Marlins would likely get some very good prospects for Stanton.. Even if they traded away Stanton for a nickel.. I doubt Bud would care or intervene.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!